FOOD CHAIN - 4 August 2022

NUTRITION & HEALTH : MONTHLY NEWS

Developments in the debate of lab-grown meat is happening around Brussels, with the first event on the topic hosted by MEPs in the EU Parliament: while the producers, NGOs, and, it seems, the Commission to some extent support this technology, farmers and consumers are sceptic about the benefits that this product could bring to the […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 12 July 2022

NUTRITION & HEALTH : MONTHLY NEWS

Cultured meat is developing strategy to gain attention from business, consumers, and regulators.  In the UK, the parliament was asked to adopt a more open legislative approach towards this technology, in Japan a company of the sector developed a method to reduce costs in feeding cells, whereas in the US a company is building the largest […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 10 June 2022

LIVESTOCK IN THE EU – PERIODIC NEWS

The economic impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war continues to cause concern. The livestock sector is bearing the brunt of the general price increase, with energy costs and rising feed and fertiliser costs particularly affecting the sector. World dairy prices have recently fallen. This decline follows high price levels, and is also partly due to disposal problems in […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 6 May 2022

LIVESTOCK IN THE EU – PERIODIC NEWS

The crisis in Ukraine and its geopolitical consequences are leading to an increase in feed prices, production costs, energy and gas costs, which is putting a strain on European livestock farms. States continue to provide emergency aid to support farmers. Spain, which is particularly concerned by the consequences for monogastric farms, has set up several […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 3 May 2022

NUTRITION & HEALTH POLICIES: EFSA APPROVES NUTRIENT-PROFILING FOR FUTURE FOP LABEL

EFSA has published its final scientific opinion on nutrient profiling, an opinion that will influence the dossier of the front-of-package labelling initiative that the Commission is supposed to advance during the third semester of 2022. Furthermore, the same EU agency approved for human consumption a ‘novel food’ consisting in new protein-rich supplement. While a study […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 13 April 2022

LIVESTOCK IN THE EU – PERIODIC NEWS

The crisis in Ukraine is having a major impact on the livestock sector, particularly through the rise in input prices and the shortage of certain feeds. The first consequences are higher production costs on all markets and higher inflation. Thus, not only farmers, but also processors in the sector and consumers are affected by this […]

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