In July 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that plants obtained by mutagenesis are genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) in the sense of EU Directive 2001/18/EC on the deliberate release of GMO’s into the environment, unless they are obtained by mutagenesis techniques which have conventionally been used in a number of applications and have a long safety record.
In Frankfurt, November 26-28, lsbi | life science-based innovations will participate in the 2018 Food and Nutrition Summit, the Hi tradeshow and the Hi conference.
Christiaan Kalk, founder and senior consultant at lsbi | life science-based innovations will chair the afternoon session on day 1 of the Hi conference, 27 November. An impressive line-up of speakers on consumer trends, functional ingredients and changes in the EU Novel Food Regulation, as well as a public poll will make this an interesting event!
Growing demands for sustainability, ethics and health are major drivers for change in our food production. The need for proteins to feed the growing world population is increasing. On the long run, the relative contribution of certain protein sources traditionally appreciated in the Western world, like meat and milk from farmed animals, is likely to decline.