High sugar intake associated with higher risk of kidney stones, study says
31 Aug 2023
A new study involving over 28,000 participants published in Frontiers in Nutrition found that high sugar consumption increases the risk of kidney stones. The study used data from...
Addressing sugar addiction
17 Apr 2023
Sugar addiction is a serious health issue. It can result in health problems ranging from diabetes and cardiovascular disease to mental health problems such as depression and some e...
ECHA publishes PFAS restriction proposal
09 Feb 2023
ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, published a restriction proposal on PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as ‘forever chemicals’). The proposal was...
Microplastic particles can now be found in human organs
21 Oct 2020
Microplastic and nanoplastic particles can now be observed in human organs thanks to a new technique. Microplastics have polluted the entire planet, yet their potential impact on h...
Junk food advertising: WHO calls for legally binding treaty to end ‘predatory commercial practices’
03 Mar 2020
The WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission is proposing a global, legally binding protocol to prevent brands marketing fast foods and sugary drinks to children. Read the full article here...
Commissioner Kyriakides respond to 34 MEPs’ letter on E171
23 Jan 2020
On 17 December 2019, a cross-party coalition of 34 MEPs sent a letter to Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides to ask for an extension of the French ban on the whit...
European civil society groups urge EU Commissioner to ban E171 in food
06 Dec 2019
On 5 Dec 2019, European civil society groups have sent a joint letter to Ms. Stella Kyriakides – European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety on the issue of the white co...