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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GROWTH - 4 August 2022

NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: MONTHLY NEWS

While the debate on New Genomic Techniques in the EU continues, with European institutions and member states taking clearer positions on the topic – Italian MEPs pledge for the support of the revision of the legislation so to ease the application of new genomic methods for plant breeding; the Italian low Chamber stared formal discussions […]

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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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GROWTH - 4 July 2022

NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: MONTHLY NEWS

While the UK is adapting to implement the Precision Breeding bill that will allow for less strict regulation of genome editing, the European Committee on agriculture discussed with the Commission the state of the art of the revision of the EU legislation. The representative of DG SANTE said that the current legislation does not consider […]

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Our Work - 4 July 2022

FARM TO FORK STRATEGY: MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

After several months of delay compared to the original publication date, the Commission published its legislative proposal for a revision of the sustainable use of pesticides directive, in order to make the F2F target of reduction of these products legally binding, but having the member states to find ways of applying it. Despite some member […]

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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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