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Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are cultivated worldwide. The genes of plants are modified to provide the plants with herbicide tolerances or genes for the production of their own insecticides. Most GMO are corn, soy or cotton. In the EU, GMOs may only be cultivated or placed on the market as food if they are approved.
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Fact sheet – Beeswax

Beeswax   Beeswax is a natural product that is produced by special wax-secreting glands of bee workers to build their comb. As a valuable raw material it is used in candle, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries (E901) as well as essential raw material for the production of honeycombs. Despite of over 300 different single components,
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Fact sheet – coffee Robusta or Arabica, 16-O-Methylcafestol

Coffee Arabica or Robusta? Coffee beans are one of the most traded goods worldwide and therefore prone to potential adulterations. Mainly the two kinds Arabica (Coffea arabica) and Robusta (Coffea canephora) are offered which vary in cultivation, taste, shape and prize.(1) Beans of Arabica are aromatic, mild, harmonic in taste and contain a high percentage
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Fact Sheet – Crystallization

The following factors have a main influence on the crystallization behaviour of honey: sugar spectrum water content storage temperature duration of storage presence of crystallization nuclei various measures of the honey processing The starting point for the crystallization of honey are so-called crystal nuclei, microscopically small particles such as tiny glucose crystals, pollen grains, dust
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Fact Sheet – Glyphosate

What is glyphosate? Glyphosate (marketed by Monsanto as Roundup) has been used as a non-selective herbicide in many countries worldwide since 1974. Glyphosate has become the focus of attention due to the discussion about the extension of the marketing authorisation in the EU in 2016. Is glyphosate carcinogenic? This question leads the discussion about the
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