Last week, we were pleased to hear that France decided to ban the use of titanium dioxide (E171, a substance used to obtain white colouring in food, cosmetics, paint, creams and pharmaceuticals) as a food additive from 1st January 2020 after the country’s health and safety agency (ANSES) reported a lack of evidence to guarantee […]
The “Ten Years For Agroecology” (TYFA) report was published by the IDDRI last september, offering scenarios towards more sustainable food & farming systems. Six months after this important publication, IDDRI adds an important contribution to the work in progress in the field with its latest report, to be read here.
On 11th April 2019, SAFE’s Policy Officer and Project coordinator Bruno Menne will attend Public Policy Exchange’s conference ‘Food Safety in the EU: Maintaining High standards and Ensuring Transparency of Information’ as a key speaker. Please find all details regarding this conference here.
On 25 March 2019, a French inter-ministerial committee on Health met to formulate target figures regarding the fight against obesity in France, Le Monde.fr reports. By the end of 2023, adult obesity will have to be 15% down and childhood/teenage obesity will have to drop by 20%. These ambitious objective were set to create a […]
On 20th March, the CAPNGO Working Group, gathering around fifteen NGOs to advocate for better proposals for the next Common Agricultural Policy, sent an open letter to Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) ahead of the votes on the CAP Reform on the 2nd & 8th April 2019. As […]
SAFE is glad to announce that its Sugar Project has been indexed by DG SANTE of the European Commission as “best practice” on its portal. More details about the practice can be found here.
A large prospective study from NutriNet-Santé prospective cohort further showed a correlation between ultra-processed foods and cancer. A 10% increase in the intake of ultra-processed foods was associated with a significant increase in risks of overall and breast cancer.
Shaped by 400+ actors including SAFE during 3 years, IPES Food unveiled its blueprint for reforming European food systems (#CommonFoodPolicy). This enlightening report sheds light on current issues in food systems and makes proposals for sustainable food production, processing, distribution and consumption. Read it here.
While obesity rates in China are hitting records, the Coca-Cola Company is putting scientific evidence into Chinese policies to promoto exercise and downplay the role of diets in the strife against obesity, the Guardian reports. Yet another proof that independent and consumer-centered research is critical in every corner of the world.
Last week, the United Nations adopted a draft resolution on improving global nutrition. The agency called for improved education to tackle obesity, but remained silent on key issues like taxation and nutritional labelling. Read more here.