The European Commission has set maximum levels for dioxins and PCBs
in food as fears grow in three EU countries, where pig and poultry
feed was found to be contaminated with the family of cancer-causing
It is ten years since the first large-scale planting of genetically
modified (GM) crops. Food Navigator looks at both sides of
the argument to assess the future of the technology and its
implications for the European food industry.
The European Commission yesterday authorised the import of
genetically modified (GM) oilseed rape for use in animal feed, the
third such product to be approved after current regulations came
into force last year.
Dutch chemicals group DSM reported better than expected second
quarter results today, as higher selling prices in its industrial
chemicals unit and lower fixed costs boosted margins, writes
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given a negative
opinion about the safety of BioProtein, but has approved Reuteri
Pig Powder, Econase Wheat Plus and Roxazyme G2 as feed additivies
for various animals.