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Home > News > Commission encourages development of 'innovative' foods

January 15th, 2008

Commission encourages development of 'innovative' foods

Abstract:
The Commission adopted, on 14 January 2008, its proposalPdf external to amend the current novel foods regulation. The aim, according to the EU executive, is to allow "for safe and innovative foods to reach the EU market faster" and encourage the development of "new types of foods and food production techniques".

The novel foods covered by the revised regulation would include "foods derived from plants and animals, produced by non-traditional breeding techniques, and foods modified by new production processes, such as nanotechnology and nanoscience, which might have an impact on food", with "non-traditional breeding techniques" standing for 'cloning of animals' in this case.

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