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Clash of the Seitans: Lobbies locked in plant-based stalemate but near EU definition of vegetarian

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As Europe’s processed meat lobby presses the Commission to ban vegetarian products from using meat names, FoodDrinkEurope (FDE) and the European Vegetarian Union (EVU) are close to agreeing on a definition of vegetarian and vegan.

Previous studies have shown seaweed to have antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. ©iStock/Torsakarin

Seaweed swell: European interest turns tide in superfood’s favour?

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Rabobank launches investment initiative to promote innovation

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One in three adolescents is obese, say WHO

Hungary topped this year’s index on food with a score of 28 out of 100, largely thanks to “the most extensive system of food and soft drink taxes in Europe." ©iStock

Very little nanny-state regulation in EU, research suggests


Inspecto among winners at UNECE awards

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Research round-up: Salmonella in pork, Listeria in lettuce and stopping aflatoxin

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Austrian start-up taps into fermentation trend with umami-packed seasoning

The European Commission has asked EFSA for help on how best to regulate such low-calorie diets across the EU. ©iStock/hannahgleg

EU low-cal diet industry "could fold" if rules rubber stamped, warns trade body

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Glanbia's patent-pending powder process removes need for lecithin in drinks

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