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Guest blog post by Patrick Bailey, a professional writer focusing on mental illness and addiction graduated at Central Michigan University. Retaining the unenviable ‘title’ as the world’s heaviest drinkers for more than a decade now, Europeans have recognized the health consequences of alcohol consumption to the drinker and to those around him. The European Union… » read more

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In this article I want to take a really broad look at how continuous innovation in the starch industry is contributing significantly to tackling some of the biggest challenges in sustainable agriculture and bioeconomy in Europe. Guest blog post by Jamie Fortescue, Managing Director at Starch Europe. The planet faces more and more environmental pressure.… » read more

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Guest blog post by Garlich von Essen, Secretary General, European Seed Association (ESA) and Petra Jorasch, Manager Plant Breeding & Innovation Advocacy, European Seed Association (ESA) The Advocate General takes a differentiated view when assessing the regulatory status of plants resulting from new breeding methods. The latest plant breeding methods like genome editing can help… » read more

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OPEN LETTER 25 October 2017 Karmenu Vella, Commissioner Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries European Commission 1049 Brussels Dear Commissioner Vella: We write regarding one of the world’s most vulnerable and valuable shark species – the shortfin mako, with hopes of enlisting your help to avert North Atlantic population collapse. As head of the EU’s environment… » read more

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Guest post by Roberto Defez, molecular microbiologist at the Institute of Bioscience and BioResources, Italian National Research Council. Agriculture is at a turning point. Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis (Health) and Phil Hogan (Agriculture) are sitting on two running horses approaching a crossroad. There is no middle road. They have to decide whether to keep research on… » read more

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Guest blog post by Mella Frewen, Director General of FoodDrinkEurope.   Food waste is a scourge that must be stopped. Treating food as a disposable commodity exacerbates resource scarcity and hunger, both of which are amongst the 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). Agreed in September 2015, the UN recognises reducing food waste as a… » read more

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