Cargill cranks up European operations with Polish expansion
Ingredients firm Cargill yesterday completed the expansion of its
Polish wheat processing facility, designed to meet consumer demand
across the European bloc.
EFSA calls for caution on bacterial resistance
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says that the growing use
of antimicrobial agents in food could be damaging human resistance
to bacteria and other microbes.
DSM hikes vitamin A price
Dutch ingredients supplier DSM has jacked up the price of
vitamin A by 10 per cent in response to "sharp" energy,
raw materials and transportation cost increases.
EFSA says GM oilseed rape unlikely to cause harm
EFSA has issued its opinion that Bayer's GM oilseed rape is
unlikely to have a detrimental effect on human or animal health or
the environment when used for food and feed uses.
Lesaffre boosts attention on yeast's healthy profile
Yeast manufacturer Lesaffre has created a nutrition and health
division which will oversee development of yeast and yeast derived
ingredients for the supplement and functional food markets.
States ask EFSA for more guidance on GM assessment
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is working with member
states to update risk assessment guidance for genetically modified
organisms (GMOs) to bring it in line with scientific progress and
provide more in-depth advice.
Germany enables easier GM cultivation
New legislation passed in Germany on Friday has paved the way for
increased biotech innovation and easier cultivation of genetically
modified (GM) crops.
ASA warns GM ban retaliation
The American Soybean Association has warned there could be
"massive retaliation" on Europe if the bloc does not speed
up a system for approving GM crops.
BASF expands GM activities in competitive Asia Pacific
European restrictions on genetically modified (GM) crops have
driven BASF Plant Science to intensify biotech cooperation
activities in Asia Pacific with an agreement with China's National
Institute of Biological Sciences (NIBS).
Cost crises compounds organic milk lull
Organic milk production in the EU market could become increasingly
constrained during 2008, as rising feed costs are forcing some
farmers to quit the market, says an industry expert.
Europe stalls again on ending GM restrictions
The European Commission has been given yet more time to bring
member states in compliance with trade obligations on GM crops
after failing to meet Friday's deadline, the same day France
extended its GM ban.
GM rice unlikely to pose health threats, says EFSA
The genetically modified LLRice62 poses no evident harm to humans,
animals or the environment, according to the European Food Safety
Natural feed finalised for organic fish
The Soil Association has declared the elimination of synthetic
antioxidants in its certified organic fish feeds, giving a new
layer of assurance to consumers who wish to purchase organic
Price of vitamin E rises on back of production costs
DSM Nutritional Product has released specifics on its price
increases for vitamin E, which have resulted from the rising cost
of raw materials, energy and transportation.
GM feed warning could spark additional consumer resistance
Nearly all the milk, dairy products and pork in the UK are produced
from animals fed on genetically modified (GM) crops, and none are
labelled, according to a study by an organic lobby group.