Healthy diet


New evidence on a potential correlation between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and early death

The term ‘ultra-processed foods’ refers to products that have undergone a substantial amount of industrial processing and whose nutritional labels generally report a long list of ingredients, including preservatives, sweeteners, or color enhancers. While there is still not enough scientific evidence to attribute health harms to ultra-processed foods, more and more studies have been highlighting […]


Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) adopts its INI report on strengthening Europe in the fight against cancer

On December 9th, 2021, the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) adopted its INI report on how to strengthen the EU’s role in fighting cancer. The report is to be voted on during the Strasbourg plenary in February. In this report, the Committee advocates for a stronger EU commitment to implement policies that […]


EU NGOs suggest ways to promote nutrition in the CAP

On Thursday 3 September 2020, 6 European NGOs (including SAFE and EPHA, ECL, EHN, EMSA and EONS) sent an open joint letter to Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski, suggesting 3 ways to havr the current Common Agricultural Policy pave the way towards more sustainable consumption and production of food. With this letter we recommend… Adding a […]


New French Roadmap in the Fight against Obesity: Towards More Ambitious Objectives

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 […]


Coca-Cola funds an Institute to influence obesity policy in China

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.      


A worldwide shift: profiling the alternative meat market

According to recent research from GlobalData, the majority of the world’s population has adopted a diet that features reduced or entirely absent meat consumption. Changing consumer habits and the rise of ‘flexitarianism’ – eating predominantly, but not strictly, vegetarian – has led to the reduced consumption of meat in favour of vegetables and meat alternatives. […]


Zucchero, la dose giornaliera da non superare

Resistere allo zucchero sarebbe davvero una gran brutta vita, ma gli studi dell’Organizzazione mondiale della sanità, dell’Agenzia Internazionale della ricerca sul cancro e delle più prestigiose riviste scientifiche hanno accertato che il consumo eccessivo è causa di numerosi problemi. Ma quando è «eccessivo»? Leggi l’articolo su Il Corriere della Sera qui.