GFM Network News


Horsemeat scandal to spur tougher EU food tests

The European Commission has proposed increased DNA testing of meat products to assess the scale of a scandal involving horsemeat sold as beef that has shocked the public and raised concern over the continent’s food supply chains. "The tests will be on DNA in meat products in all member states," European Union health commissioner Tonio […] Read more

Ireland moves to quell horsemeat fears

Ireland said Monday it would order Irish meat processors to carry out DNA tests to reassure consumers worried by the discovery of horsemeat in some beef products and called a meeting of European ministers to discuss a wider response. The horsemeat scandal affecting a growing number of European countries began in Ireland after its food […] Read more


Britain Threatens To Withdraw From FAO

Britain said Feb. 26 it could leave one of the United Nations’ agencies fighting hunger unless it improves its “patchy” performance. The threat to pull out of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) follows a review of British overseas aid ordered by the nine-month-old coalition government, which administers one of the world’s biggest aid budgets. […] Read more