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Have your say on GM food

By Pat Thomas, Founder/Director of Beyond GM.                                                                       We are seeking the views of chefs and the general public on GMOs in the restaurant food chain – and here is why. For many chefs and others in the foodservice industry, quality of ingredients – where they come from and the methods by which they are produced …

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President Trump’s impact: what to expect for food, trade and the environment

While the shockwaves from Tuesday’s election still reverberate here’s a summary of how a Trump presidency will affect the environment, agriculture, the food system and trade. Environment Don’t hold your breath. Mr Trump is the man who dismissed climate change as a hoax created by China. He has vowed to cancel the Paris Agreement, although …

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Mixed menu on offer for post-Brexit Britain

Whether it’s EU workers’ rights to stay in the UK, farm subsidies, food labelling, environment policies or food waste initiatives, the full impact of Brexit on the food and hospitality industries still won’t be known for some considerable time. However, some clues as to the direction of which we are headed are starting to emerge. …

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What does clean bill of health for GM mean?

“The study committee found no substantiated evidence of a difference in risks to human health between current commercially available genetically engineered (GE) crops and conventionally bred crops, nor did it find conclusive cause-and-effect evidence of environmental problems from the GE crops.” So said the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine in its 380-page report …

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