Dakar, Senegal – Every year, European companies contribute to a tragic diversion of fresh fish essential in maintaining food security for over 33 million people in the West African region. This is the conclusion of a new report by Greenpeace Africa and Changing Markets, Feeding a Monster: How European aquaculture and animal feed industries are stealing food from West African communities

The report reveals how more than half a million tonnes of small pelagic fish are extracted every year along the coast of West Africa and converted into feed for aqua- and agriculture farming, dietary supplements, cosmetics and pet

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Four new reports published today by EFSA will provide a vast amount of technical information and best practice advice to help shape a future EU-wide food safety ‘General Plan for Risk Communication’.

The Transparency Regulation (2019/1381) introduced new provisions calling for an integrated framework for risk communication by EU food safety risk assessors and risk managers at Union and national level.

Barbara Gallani, Head of Communication, Engagement and Cooperation at EFSA, said: “The General Plan will help food safety authorities in Europe to better coordinate their respective risk communication tasks, and provide more consistent advice and information for the benefit

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Beyond Meat has been expanding its retail distribution in U.S., including at Walmart.

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stock was lower Monday despite the news that the plant-based protein maker is expanding retail distribution across Europe.

Shares of Beyond Meat (ticker: BYND) were down 1.4% to $128.51 in morning trading. The shares have gained 4.3% year to date, after gaining 70% in the past 12 months.

Beyond Meat (BYND) announced Monday that its products will be available in “thousands of European retail locations this spring.” This month, for instance, the company will nearly double

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LONDON — After the European Union’s biggest countries suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, the continent’s top drug regulator pushed back hard on Tuesday against fears about the shot, saying there was no sign of its causing rare but dangerous problems, and strong evidence that its lifesaving benefits “outweigh the risk of the side effects.”

The reassurance by Emer Cooke, executive director of the European Medicines Agency, came a day after Germany, France, Italy, Spain and others halted use of the vaccine, even as Europe faces a third wave of the virus, hundreds of millions of its people are still

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relates to The Dutch Food Delivery King Is Coming to America

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The early months of the coronavirus pandemic were both a boon and a strain for U.S.-based food delivery companies. DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, and Uber Eats all saw a rush of business while still suffering from the dismal economics that had kept any of them from becoming profitable. It was unclear whether the lockdowns were a moment to shine or collapse.

So they started merging. In May, Uber Technologies Inc. was on the verge of acquiring Grubhub. The deal fell apart at the 11th hour, and Uber went on

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The number of people getting sick and dying in foodborne outbreaks in Europe went up in 2019, based on figures from the annual report on zoonoses.

Salmonella was behind the majority of outbreaks followed by norovirus, according to data published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

During 2019, 27 member states reported 5,175 foodborne outbreaks involving 49,463 illnesses, 3,859 hospitalizations and 60 deaths. Slovakia did not send in data. It had 522 outbreaks, 2,454 cases and 531 hospitalizations annually, on average in the five previous years. Another 117 outbreaks, 3,760

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