In this exclusive new briefing,'s editor, Catherine Sleep, looks at the major issues facing the industry in 2004. Forecasting future events is a risky business, but Catherine's longstanding position as editor of a global food industry news site gives her a useful vantage point. She discusses a number of hot topics in depth, including marketing food to children, low-carb diets, bioterrorism, GM food, irradiation and many other controversial issues that she believes will grab the headlines in 2004.