Barely a day goes by in China without news of yet another food safety scandal. This situation is seriously affecting not only the Chinese’s sentiment of trust towards their local products but it is also disrupting the economic viability of their entire food supply chain. As a result, the Chinese newly-elected leaders are consulting extensively to reform their highly-fragmented and historically reactive food safety system.
On the uses and misuses of the precautionary principle: Towards a EU ban on neonicotinoid insecticides
Although the European Commission proposal to temporarily suspend the use of the world's most widely used insecticides failed to win the support of a majority of EU Member States, a decision banning these pesticides seems imminent.