The future of Italy’s cultivated meat ban

In November last year, the government of Italy announced its intention to ban​ the production of cultivated meat, alongside the use of ‘meaty’ names on plant-based foods (introducing a charge of €60,000 for each violation)….

What is required for halal certification?

Halal, which is translated as ‘permitted’ from Arabic, is food that is prepared, processed and consumed in a specific way outlined in the Qur’an, the central religious text of Islam. The market for halal products…

Are preservatives killing good gut bacteria?

A recent study on nisin, one of the most commonly used food preservatives and notable for its ability to destroy pathogens, has found that it also has a negative impact on the good bacteria in…