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Ripping the red tape

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Ripping the red tape

They say that patience is a virtue. But when it comes to the
regulatory process on both sides of the Atlantic, patience too
often results in dust gathering in the "to do" box on some
regulator's desk.

Arnie and the clones

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Arnie and the clones

Cloned foods have not yet made it to our grocery aisles, but in the
advent of such a rollout consumers must have a defined right
to decide if they want to swallow the technology or not.

Hooked on Es

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Hooked on Es

This comment was amended to correct a statement about bans
of additives in other countries. Some of the chemicals were
previously banned by Norway, Austria and Australia but those bans
have since been removed. Allura red AC, tartrazine...

Reflections from IFT

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Reflections from IFT

As the dust settles on this year's IFT Food Expo 2007 in Chicago,
health and wellness and food safety came through as the star
performers, and drivers for the future of the industry.

Could the E-number be up?

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Could the E-number be up?

The European Food Safety Authority's review of additive safety
could have a bigger effect on the ingredients industry than the
ejection of certain colours and flavours with a suspect safety
record. It could give the natural ingredients...

M&A: Urge to merge

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M&A: Urge to merge

Mergers and acquisition activity is always ongoing in every segment
of industry, but this summer looks to be a particularly hot one for
food and beverage manufacturers.

Could organic eat itself?

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Could organic eat itself?

Just when organic food has begun to make a noticeable dent in the
overall food market, air freighting - a measure that solves
the segment's biggest current problem - is facing potential
prohibition.

Press releases for the press?

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Press releases for the press?

In a world where getting your name out there is called branding,
and branding in turn equals better market share, some companies
will go to great lengths to draw attention to their name. With
information sources driven by open-access...

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