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Americas: US consumers concerned about GMOs, says report

Over half of US consumers express some level of concern about genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), but when asked to describe GMOs, according to a report...

Europe: Verifying health claims, Tüv Süd

Pineapple stimulates circulation in the legs. Green tea helps the body to burn fat. Vitamins added to pumpkin-seed oil encourage hair growth. Before the Health...

Asia Pacific: 2016 is the year of food safety, says 3M Food Safety

Access to safe food is a hot topic in the Asia-Pacific region, with no signs of cooling off. Across the region, but especially in...

Europe: Danish fruit, vegetables found to contain fewer pesticide residues than imports

Danish fruits and vegetables continue to contain fewer pesticide residues than imported produce. The residues from more than one pesticide in the same sample are...

Asia: FOA releases labeling scheme for mountain products

FAO's Mountain Partnership and Slow Food have launched a voluntary product label for mountain goods that is meant to improve market access for small...

Americas: IFF lists achievements in sustainability report

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) has published its 2014 sustainability report that details the company’s continuing commitment to the Triple Bottom Line, with...

Europe: DNA shows food labeling accuracy

Mapping a food’s DNA could in the future be used as a tool to check that the product contains the ingredients stated on the...

Europe: FAO to hold meeting on food prices

Agricultural commodity prices experienced a series of dramatic surges between 2008 and 2012, sparking food riots in several countries. While prices have become less...

Europe: ‘Free from glutamate’ is impossible to fulfill, says TÜV SÜD

Shoppers can often read statements such as 'No flavor enhancers', 'Free from flavor enhancers', 'No flavor-enhancing additives' on food packages. The labeling of flavor enhancers...

Americas: Solazyme receives FDA GRAS No Questions Letter for microalgae ingredients

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a favorable response to Solazyme’s notification concluding that Whole Algal Protein is Generally Recognized as...