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Blow to the egg industry

Blow to the egg industry

The safety of chicken eggs has been challenged by a UK
environmental pressure group, just weeks after figures showing the
lowest levels of Salmonella in years were published. The Soil
Association claims that as many as one in eight...

Understanding risk

Understanding risk

Governments on both sides of the Atlantic need to better understand
how consumers perceive risk if they are to form better food safety
policies. The issue of bioterrorism however is helping to establish
a growing consensus among policy...

UK to clear GM crops?

UK to clear GM crops?

Favourable news for the pro-GM camp as a team of British scientists
claims that genetically modified (GM) maize is less damaging to
wildlife than conventional varieties. At the same time, leading UK
organisations call on Tony Blair...

Job losses at Tyson

Job losses at Tyson

The decision by meat processing giant Tyson to consolidate two
poultry manufacturing operations in Mississippi represents yet more
upheaval for America's meat processing industry. The firm's
decision, which follows a comprehensive...