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Owen Paterson wants Roundup Ready crops in England

Helen Wallace at GeneWatch UK tells us that a committee within our UK Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA, headed by Owen Paterson), hopes to see Roundup Ready crops on English farms. Those are genetically modified (GM, genetically … Continue reading

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What is biodiverse food?

Ann Tutwiler of Bioversity International tells us why in the 21st century, we need biodiverse food. And she tells us what that could mean. Ms Tutwiler doesn’t mince her words, saying that a need for dramatically increased food production is … Continue reading

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Food waste in Britain and the first social supermarket

Laurence Gibbons at Food Manufacture says that good food is being wasted in Britain. Huge amounts of good food. You can scroll down for his infographic about this scandal. Supermarkets are blaming fussy shoppers but they’re also promising to change … Continue reading

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Food waste from a British supermarket

Our leading supermarket chain in Britain is Tesco. Today, the BBC says that Tesco introduces measures to reduce food waste. ‘The statistics show that 68% of salad to be sold in bags is thrown out, 35% of it by customers.’ … Continue reading

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Playing the long game for GM crops in Europe

Is Europe a no-go zone for GM crops? Those are genetically modified crops, also called genetically engineered (GE) crops or biotech crops. Whether we’re a no-go zone for GM depends on whether you look at the short game or the … Continue reading

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Mislabeling damages consumer trust in seafood

Originally posted on The Coastal House:
seafoodsource.com reports: The deliberate mislabelling of seafood has the potential to damage an industry valued for its quality and sustainability. Recent press coverage of this issue in the U.K. has raised concerns that weakly…

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Will this be another food scare? Meat is sold from cattle with tuberculosis

Jonathan Leake at the Sunday Times tells us that tens of thousands of cattle (Bos primigenius), slaughtered after testing positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB), are being sold for human consumption in Britain. Mr Leake says this is being done by … Continue reading

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