EU member countries today adopted legislation aimed at reducing the amount of acrylamide in popular foods such as bread, cereal and chips. Read the full article from Politico here.
After years in the pipeline, an EU-wide definition of endocrine disruptors was finally approved by member states on 4 July. But MEP Pascal Durand told EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France he is concerned the definition does not respect the precautionary principle. Read the full article on Euractiv here.
Experts from the 28 EU member states approved on Tuesday (4 July) a proposed list of criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in plant protection products – a move presented by the European Commission as a step towards a broader regulatory system for similar chemicals used in cosmetics, toys and food packaging. Read the full article […]
A low-sugar diet may affect the speed at which certain cancer cells spread after a study finds some types rely more on sugar as an energy source than others do. Read the full article on Foodnavigator website here.
Measures to reduce acrylamide levels in food took a step forward as new draft proposals outline “benchmark” mandatory levels for the industry. Read the full article on Foodnavigator website here.
Levels of the carcinogenic contaminant acrylamide in many foods exceed planned EU benchmark levels, according to previously unpublished data from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Read the full article here.
Des études qui mettent en évidence le lien entre plusieurs cas de cancer et le glyphosate ont été sous-estimées par les agences d’expertise européennes. C’est ce que révèle Le Monde ce lundi soir. Le quotidien français cite une lettre de Christopher Portier, toxicologue et biostatisticien de renommée mondiale, adressée ce lundi au président de la […]
Margaret Chan, the Director-General of WHO, spoke at last year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) to call for action from the international community on three “slow motion disasters” that she expected would soon “reach a tipping point where the harm done is irreversible.”1 These issues are climate change, antibiotic resistance, and the rise of non-communicable diseases. […]
Some 88 million tonnes of food are wasted in the EU every year, equivalent to 173 kilos per person. Not only is this a waste or resources, it also contributes to climate change. Parliament is working on new measures to cut food waste in the EU by 50%. Check out our infographic to find out […]
More than 97% of European food products contain pesticide residues, according to analyses carried out by the EU’s national authorities. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports. The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) annual compilation of results from studies across the EU on the presence of pesticides in food products held no surprises. Of the 84,341 […]