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Drosophila suzukil, or Spotted-Wing Drosphila (SWP)

Foreign invader threatens UK fruit

By Ben Bouckley

East Malling Research Association (EMRA) has warned about the threat to UK soft and stone fruit from a pestulant fly that could make it unmarketable.

Run the good race

Run the good race

It's proving to be a year of mixed fortunes for those in the food and drink sector. Some small manufacturers particularly those in dynamic emerging markets such as the allergen-free sector are doing remarkably well. But, for the majority, it is a...

Sir David King ‘unethical’ and badly informed on GM, says expert

Sir David King ‘unethical’ and badly informed on GM, says expert

By Ben Bouckley

A food industry expert says that Sir David King's views on genetically modified foodstuffs are unethical and uninformed, after the government’s former chief scientific advisor told an audience that EU barriers to the technology are starving the world’s...

Europe's GM barrier is 'starving the poor’

Europe's GM barrier is 'starving the poor’

By Rick Pendrous

The EU is exacerbating poverty and starvation in the developing world via barriers against genetic modification (GM), says one of the UK’s leading scientists.