EU civil servants aim to change the way Belgians prepare their famous 'frites', or French fries. They want to protect consumers from acrylamide, a carcinogenic compound that can form in the frying process. That has Belgian chefs boiling with rage.
Belgian fries, whose preparation can lead to high levels of possibly cancer-causing acrylamide, will not be subject to new EU restrictions. But food safety advocates say the risk can be avoided without harming flavor.
The inability of the European Union to break a deadlock this week over whether or not to ban glyphosate has left farmers - and a potential multimillion dollar agrochemical merger - in limbo.
Members of the European Parliament are often known for their bluster - but this week they engaged in a literal pissing contest over a controversial vote on the weed killer glyphosate.
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