The importance of consumer communication on ultra-processed foods is highlighted by experts
01 Dec 2023
Nowadays, consumers are most likely to choose a non processed product or a low processed product. Brands are called by Mintel to promote self-education regarding health implication...
MEP calls for health education in schools to tackle obesity
08 Jun 2022
As obesity continues to rise alarmingly in Europe, MEP Tudor Ciuhodaru (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats – Romania) calls on the European Commission to reinforce ...
New evidence on a potential correlation between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and early death
25 Jan 2022
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 ...
Children’s nutrition specialists raise concerns regarding Nutri-Score
15 Dec 2020
Dutch consultancy Voedingsjungle, specialising in children’s nutrition, has criticised front-of-pack (FOP) nutrition labelling schemes with across-the-board algorithms such a...
EU NGOs suggest ways to promote nutrition in the CAP
03 Sep 2020
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, suggest...
Short Film Festival Filmdipeso
04 Feb 2020
SAFE is honoured to co-organise the Short Film Festival Filmdipeso 17-18 April 2020 in Latina, Italy With the subject of “Obesity, food, nutrition, and eating disorders“...
New study finding association between consumption of ultra-processed foods and cancer risk
13 Feb 2019
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-pro...
UN stays silent on fat tax and labelling
19 Dec 2018
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 issue...
Building momentum: lessons on implementing a robust sugar sweetened beverage tax
20 Jul 2018
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 ...
‘Enormous potential for the nutrition of millions’: Savanna Ingredients develops natural sugar without calories
27 Jun 2018
Germany’s Savanna Ingredients has developed a process to produce allulose – “real sugar without calories” – on a mass scale. The group expects to achieve European...
Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth
20 Jun 2018
Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to ...
Zucchero, la dose giornaliera da non superare
18 Jun 2018
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 de...
DSM removes benzoate from cheese ripening enzyme to meet clean-label demand
13 Jun 2018
Dutch health and nutrition company Royal DSM says its Accelerzyme CPG, the company’s proprietary enzyme for accelerated cheese ripening, is now benzoate-free. Read the full artic...
Young people who ‘watch more junk food ads’ consume ‘thousands more calories’
23 May 2018
According to a new study carried out by Cancer Research UK, teenagers who watch an extra junk food advert per week consume an extra 18,000 calories a year. The research will be pre...
Evolved Nutrition Label to be launched in some EU countries
04 May 2018
Mondelēz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company and Unilever will start to add the Evolved Nutrition Label (ENL) to products in some EU countries, they announced o...
Soft drinks tax is of greatest benefit to poorer households: Lancet
10 Apr 2018
Taxes levied on sweetened drinks and snack foods are of most benefit to the poor in helping to make long-term healthy lifestyle changes, a Lancet study concludes. Read more on Food...
Taxing soda and booze can spark healthy spiral, experts say
05 Apr 2018
According to a new analysis published in The Lancet medical journal, taxing products such as soda, alcohol and tobacco can steer consumers toward healthier choices and avert a ruin...
Big Sugar Versus Your Body
11 Mar 2018
Most of us eat a lot of sugar. We are surrounded by it, and it’s delicious. Unfortunately, sugar also encourages overeating and causes health problems. Research consistently poin...
In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger
07 Feb 2018
Facing skyrocketing rates of obesity, the Chilean government is waging war on unhealthy foods with a phalanx of marketing restrictions, mandatory packaging redesigns and labeling r...