GMO risk assessment for human and animal health and the environment

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com]  The European Food Safety Authority has released an interesting in-depth 200 page assessment titled “EFSA and GMO risk assessment for human and animal health and the environment.”  It provides information that was covered in the last EFSA conference on genetically modified organisms as food sources.  The report itself includes all conference materials, including texts … Continue reading

News: EU organic food labelling rules come into force 1st July

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Brussels, 30 June 2010.  New EU rules on organic food labelling including the requirement to display the new EU organic logo, enter into force on 1 July, 2010. The so-called “Euro-Leaf” will now be obligatory on pre-packaged organic food products that have been produced in any of EU Member States and meet the … Continue reading

Food Security & Sustainability: the EU € 1 billion Food Facility

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Brussels, 15 June 2010.  With more than € 500 million already disbursed and 97 % of funds committed after only one year and a half from its adoption, the € 1 billion EU Food Facility has provided a fast and efficient response in tackling food insecurity. The Commission present today a booklet on the … Continue reading

The Progressive Increase of Food Waste in America and Its Environmental Impact

Abstract: Food waste contributes to excess consumption of freshwater and fossil fuels which, along with methane and CO2 emissions from decomposing food, impacts global climate change. Here, we calculate the energy content of nationwide food waste from the difference between the US food supply and the food consumed by the population. The latter was estimated … Continue reading

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