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.
An open letter of EU coalition of concerned citizens and NGOs calls EU regulators for a higher level of protection from pesticides by fulfilling the 15 manifesto demands. Read the manifesto here.
The European Commission will soon adopt a delegated act establishing a common methodology for food waste measurement. However, it appears that the latest draft of the delegated act will not allow a full and accurate measurement of food waste. Thus, SAFE together with 21 other NGOs sent a joint letter to health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis […]
Consumption of animal products such as meat and dairy has increased at an unprecedented pace since 1950s. Less animal products not only means healthier food, but also an earth-friendlier carbon footprint. Read Changing Markets’ full report here.
The European Union has one of the best regulations for pesticides in the world – in theory. But it is not implemented in practice. SAFE has joined the new “Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation” Coalition, which has launched a manifesto to call for reform on Pesticide legislation. Read the full manifesto of the Coalition […]
Floriana Cimmarusti, Secretary General of SAFE, will speak publicly in The international “Tackling Childhood Obesity in the EU: Halting the Rise through Prevention and Closer Collaboration” Symposium on October 30th. Registration and information can be found here.
Is it safe to use recycled plastic in food and drink packaging? Secretary General Floriana Cimmarusti talked to Euractiv about the risks of a fast-track approval of 140 recycling processes. SAFE calls for an adequate political scrutiny to protect consumer rights. Read the full article here.
Until now, companies have stayed away from using recycled plastics in food packaging because of safety concerns. But times are chaning and they seem ready to reconsider their stance ahead of an EU decision to authorise more than 100 “safe” recycling processes for food contact applications. Floriana Cimmarusti, Secretary General of SAFE, told Euractiv about the […]
This recent report from the World Cancer Research Fund International provides guidance about designing, defending and implementing a robust SSB tax, drawing lessons from countries and local jurisdictions around the world who have successfully passed and implemented a sugar tax. Read the full report here.