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'What the Commission puts forward is still a long way from a genuinely mandatory register that really boosts transparency,' said watchdog Corporate Europe Observatory. © iStock

Industry lobbying activities could continue to go “unchecked” with insufficient Commission proposals for a new mandatory transparency register, according to transparency watchdog Corporate Europe Observatory.

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Switzerland and Canada expand organic trade deal

Younger consumers actively seek food innovation, says Mintel. © iStock

Pedon pulse pasta rides Europe's protein wave

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The more than 110 participants at the 14th IFCN Supporter Conference in Wageningen, The Netherlands, looked at the future of dairy farming systems.

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Time to cap trans fats in Europe, ENVI politicians tell Commission

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Recalls: Clostridium botulinum, bread contamination and E. coli

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Findings from the study could go on to inform strategies to improve protein consumption among the elderly population.

Boost elderly protein intake by improving taste and convenience, study suggests

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Too much gluten may trigger coeliac disease in babies

The findings have future implications in the reformulation of reduced-fat foods and shaping future strategies to reduce obesity. ©iStock

Brain response to fat could determine future path in tackling obesity, study says

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Instinctif Partners help firms get ‘recall ready’

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Magic move? Tesco targets wintery Brits with vitamin D mushrooms

'This is the framework for agriculture’s answer to Silicon Valley,' said GXN director Kasper Guldager Jensen. © iStock

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