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GM sugar beet given all-clear for EU renewal

By Niamh Michail

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientists have cleared a genetically modified sugar beet developed by Monsanto and KWS for reauthorisation in the EU.

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Calcium sorbate to be banned in EU

By Niamh Michail

The preservative calcium sorbate is to be banned in the European Union due to a lack of safety data, the Commission has said.

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EFRA slams accreditation process in 2 Sisters inquiry

By Joseph James Whitworth

A committee looking into alleged lapses at a 2 Sisters poultry site has described the accreditation process as having a ‘patchwork nature’ and said it appears ‘relatively simple’ for someone to hide infractions.

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