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...