Bjorn Becker

Politico: Food activists attack new EU rules on cancer-causing chemical

Newly proposed EU rules on an obscure carcinogen found in everything from chips to coffee have sparked a battle between health campaigners and lobbyists representing companies such as McDonald’s and Burger King. At the heart of the standoff are the targets proposed by the European Commission on how much acrylamide is acceptable in foods such […]

Open Letter to Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis and First Vice-President Frans Timmermans on the Commission Draft Regulation on the application of codes of good practice to reduce the presence of acrylamide in food

SAFE- safe food advocacy Europe, CEO – Corporate Europe Observatory and WeMove.EU welcome the much-needed initiative of DG SANTE to adopt measures to reduce the levels of acrylamide in food. However, we believe that the Draft Regulation developed by DG SANTE will not reduce the presence of acrylamide in food and, worse, may prevent individual […]

UNEP: Assessing the environmental impacts of consumption and production 

“What do I do first?” It is a simple question, but for decision-makers trying to determine how they can make a meaningful contribution to sustainable consumption and production the answer is more complex. Today’s environmental debate highlights many priority issues. In the climate change discussions, energy production and mobility are in the spotlight, but when […]