French politicians have dropped the proposed palm oil tax, leading some politicians to say the country is being blackmailed by producer countries. "We are legislating with a knife at our throats," said one.
The palm oil labelling bill in Australia is entering its next phase, with the House of Representatives set to vote on whether it becomes law – and the current government saying it intends to oppose it.
Food industry voices are joining those of politicians in the GM debate, hailing the controversial technology as the answer to the food supply crisis. But the hearts and minds of consumers must still be won.
Ingredients giant Tate & Lyle is considering the sale of its
Food & Industrial Ingredients, Europe (TALFIIE) division, in a
move designed to sharpen its focus on value added ingredients, the
firm announced yesterday.
The launch of the pan-Euro-Mediterranean (Euromed) system of rules
of origin, fundamental to developing trade and fostering regional
integration, will be top of the agenda at the third Euromed Trade
Ministerial meeting in Palermo,...
Producers of food and non-food products from all over the world
have joined forces to call for tighter protection of geographical
indications ahead of the latest WTO talks in September. But
convincing WTO members to extend the list...
The organisers of Propak China 2003 have said that
"unprecedented levels of support" from Chinese and
international trade bodies, together with space expansion from key
international players, indicate that this year's...