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Link between beef consumption and breast cancer?

A new study supported by the US National Cancer Research body is set to investigate recent concerns that a growth promoter widely used in the...

FoE warns about impending GM trade war

Friends of the Earth (FoE) has warned that a trade war could be looming between the US and the EU over the labelling of genetically...

Food recycling

Unsold bakery products may well become the animal feed of tomorrow, following moves by a US company to recycle foods more efficiently, according to a...

EU ends testing on Chinese products

After the EU detected the banned antibiotic chloramphenicol in certain aquaculture and fishery products imported from China, imports of products of animal origin from China...

EU approves Bunge takeover

The European Union Commission has given the go ahead for US-based Bunge to buy a 55 per cent stake in French competitor Cereol , in...

EU's safety body starts work

The European Food Safety Authority finally started work this week, but despite the hype it still has no permanent headquarters and no executive director. EU...

EU investigates banned hormones in food products

The European Union said on Tuesday it was investigating a growing food scare in several member nations surrounding the discovery of synthetic hormones in soft...

German organic imports cleared

Tests conducted in France on imports of German organic food have shown no sign it was contaminated with nitrofen, a cancer-causing chemical banned in the...

BASF to settle with Farmland

Chemical giant BASF Corporation is to pay more than $17 million to Farmland Industries, the bankrupt US farmer-owned co-operative, to settle a vitamin price-fixing lawsuit,...

German nitrofen scare spreads to non-organic foods

The Germans may have breathed a collective sigh of relief this week when the EU decided not to impose a ban on organic food exports...

Germany tries to head off ban on organic foods

German officials are hoping to avert a full European Union ban on German organic foodstuffs that may be contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical after Belgium...

EU to toughen stance on GM foods

Genetically modified (GM) food and fodder should be clearly labelled and kept separate from non-GM varieties, a key European Parliament committee has voted. Parliament's Environment...

No health risk from GM crops

Genetically modified foods pose no greater health risk than conventional foods, but the US government should scrutinise more closely the safety of new biotech products,...

EU proposals on GM food labels are unworkable, claims report

Consumers need clear information about genetically modified (GM) food, but tough European Commission proposals planning compulsory labels for all food products made from gene crops...

GM foods safe for consumer, new evidence

Genetically modified foods pose no greater health risk than conventional foods, but the US government should scrutinise more closely the safety of new biotech products,...

Cargill VP explains reasons behind Cerestar purchase

In a rare interview , Cargill, the US food group, spoke to Laurent Flallo from Les Echos, and set out the rationale behind its recent...

BSE costs Japanese food industry billions

Japan's outbreak of mad cow disease has cost at least 365 billion yen (€3.15billion) since the crisis struck last year, the Farm Ministry said on...

Ireland: no added food safety value if older cows culled

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) on Monday announced details of a comprehensive report from its BSE sub-committee looking at strategies to reduce the...

Food labels: clear progress to be made

People are becoming more aware of healthy eating and the meaning behind food labels, according to a recent consumer survey from the UK Food Standards...

Legal action in Australia over vitamin price cartel

The vitamin price fixing affair which has already seen a cartel of some of the world's major producers fined by the European and US authorities...

Vitamin price fixing action comes to court in Australia

The vitamin price fixing affair which has already seen a cartel of some of the world's major producers fined by the European and US authorities...

New research on mad cow disease arouses debate in Britain

New research virtually eliminates the likelihood of mad cow disease being transmitted from one generation of cattle to the next, a senior British government adviser...

EU gains new powers in food safety legislation

The European Commission has unveiled a sweeping reform of food safety legislation, giving itself more powers to take emergency steps in crises such as the...

Belgian agriculture official arrested amid pig-feed scandal

A senior official at Belgium's Agriculture Ministry has been arrested following the discovery of new cases of pig feed that had not been tested for...

10th BSE case since ban imposed

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) informed the public this week that it has been notified by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD)...

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