Food & Cuisine

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 30, 2022
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6min110
The European Commission has issued a proposal to review the current Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD). The objective of this review shall be to further improve packaging design to enable cost-effective recycling, and to reduce packaging waste. This shall include replacing the current Directive with a Regulation, which promises to level the playing-field within […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 19, 2022
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4min324
Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/15XX on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foods will enter into force in October 2022. At the time of entry into force, the Regulation will have the following effect: Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 is repealed; it will no longer be in force; It is no longer […]

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The menu at The Canteen in southwest England doesn’t just let diners know how much a dish costs. They can also check its carbon footprint. The carrot and beetroot pakoras with yogurt sauce are responsible for just 16 grams of carbon dioxide emissions. The aubergines with a miso and harissa sauce with tabbouleh and Zaatar […]

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The European Union’s highest court reiterated this month that feta cheese was Greek after it found that Denmark was violating EU law by allowing its dairies to export white cheese as feta. Denmark has allowed local companies to export white cheese products labelled as feta for decades. The decision was a win for Greece, which […]

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As shoppers pay more for anything from coffee to ketchup, some retailers have started to cut or cap the price of hundreds of products as they compete for customers and set themselves up to do battle in negotiations with major packaged food makers. Eurostat said on Friday that eurozone inflation for food, alcohol and tobacco […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 3, 2022
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3min2096
World food prices rebounded in January and remained near 10-year highs, led by a jump in the vegetable oils index, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food price index, which tracks the most globally traded food commodities, averaged 135.7 points last month against an upwardly revised 134.1 […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 9, 2021
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Naan Bar nominated as Best Restaurant in Malta According to a recent announcement, Valletta’s only upscale Indian restaurant Naan Bar has been nominated as “Best restaurant in Malta 2021” by the World Culinary Awards. The awards that take place every year has included Naan Bar in its list of nominees based on the quality of […]

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The European Commission issued a Communication on the EU business tax framework for the 21st century. This welcomes the renewed momentum of OECD negotiations on Pillars 1 and 2 and particularly the United States’ constructive approach. It also considers that greater public transparency is needed on corporate income taxation, and will be putting forward a […]

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Professor Jose Luis Vivero-Pol has a PhD from the Catholic University of Louvain. He is an anti-hunger and social rights activist with fourteen years of experience on food security policies and programs. An agricultural engineer by profession, his current interests include the ethical, legal, and political dimensions of the transition toward fairer and more sustainable […]


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