Fresh attempts to resolve the dispute over the location of the new European Food Safety Authority have ended in failure. Proposals to split the functions of the EFSA between two sites were rejected as unworkable and "nonsensical" by main contenders Finland and Italy. Officials in Brussels had suggested splitting the EFSA's remit so that Helsinki could advise on food crises and Parma could conduct food research. The proposal was the latest attempt to reach a compromise over the location of the authority, which is supposed to be up and running by the end of the year and still has no home. The EFSA will now have to be housed in Brussels temporarily. {{NEWS }}