GM food

French & German authorities weigh in on 'emotional' glyphosate debate

By Niamh Michail

Glyphosate cannot be classed as a probable carcinogen but its use in formulations could be a cause for concern, says the French food safety authority while the German safety body has called for scientific professionalism to spare consumers unnecessary...

The Russian government is encouraging organic food production partly because of the food import ban, said Organic Monitor director, Amarjit Sahota. © iStock

Can Russia's organic industry match Putin's ambitions?

By Niamh Michail

Russian president Vladimir Putin wants Russia to become the worlds biggest supplier of eco-friendly food - but the country still has a long way in terms of organic certification and production, say experts.

'It’s very difficult to say carte-blanche what a testing protocol should be – it’s completely dependent on the individual supply chain and supplier,' said Richard Werran, managing director of Cert ID Europe.

New tests needed to detect GM soy, says Cert ID

By Niamh Michail

New GM crops such as CV127 soybean are not detectable with older testing methods, and food producers must update their testing protocols to avoid GM ingredients going undetected and undeclared in the food chain, according to Cert ID Europe.

FoodNavigator's 2015 quiz of the year

FoodNavigator's 2015 quiz of the year

By Niamh Michail

So you think you know all there is to know about the European food industry in 2015? Let us put your knowledge to the test with our news quiz!

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