WHO says aspartame safe to consume despite weak cancer link
20 Jul 2023
According to two separate reports published on Friday by researchers affiliated to the World Health Organisation (WHO), aspartame is safe to consume even though there is weak evide...
Study: High salt intake could increase dementia & Alzheimer’s disease risk
31 May 2023
A new study about high salt intake has been published, after the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as different non-governmental health-related organizations have warned agai...
Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) cause more deaths than infectious diseases
18 Jan 2023
A report from the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and respiratory pathologies, current...
New WHO study on sugar-sweetened beverage taxes
05 Apr 2022
A recent WHO European Region study published in March 2022 evaluates the state of play associated with national sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes across Europe. The ultimate goa...
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...
Why sugar and why so much? WHO investigates the food industry’s sweet tooth
07 Dec 2017
It’s the ‘gold standard’ for sweetness, competitors use it and artificial sweeteners aren’t clean label. Unfortunately, there are more incentives to make sugary food in...
Obesity on the rise, WHO targets in jeopardy
04 Apr 2016
Obesity is on the rise globally and current trends suggest that health targets are in danger of not being met, according to a new study. EurActiv Germany reports....
MEPs object to three GM soybean authorisations
03 Feb 2016
The EU Commission should not authorize the use of glyphosate-tolerant GM soybeans in food and feed, said Parliament on Wednesday. MEPs note that glyphosate, a herbicide, is classif...
WHO re-classifies Agent Orange herbicide as ‘carcinogenic’
30 Jun 2015
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified the common herbicide 2.4-Dichlorophenoxyacet acid as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”. Read EurAc...