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Agricultural emissions in the spotlight as Ireland hears call for carbon tax ©iStock/DigitalZombie

Irish calls for carbon tax on agriculture

By Katy Askew

Ireland’s Citizens Assembly has issued a report on how the country can become a “leader in tackling climate change”, including calls for the taxation of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and increased efforts to combat food waste.

International Accreditation Forum and Global Food Safety Initiative partnership

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GFSI and IAF zone in on food safety system equivalence

By Joseph James Whitworth

The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) are to ensure harmonisation of accreditation practices across GFSI-benchmarked food safety certification programmes.

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EFSA in radical transparency overhaul

By Niamh Michail

In a radical revamp of its risk assessment process, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) could publish confidential data if deemed essential to protecting public health, according to draft rules aimed at boosting transparency and trust in science.

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