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Weight-loss dieters [What Europe does for you]

If you are one of the many among us who have already tried all sorts of diets while trying to lose weight, you don’t need anyone telling you ‘just eat less and exercise more’. As everyone knows, it’s much more complicated than that. Continue reading

What if ‘nudging’ good habits could make us healthier? [Scientific and Technology Podcast]

The link between high consumption of trans fats, sugar and salt, found in large amounts in processed food, and an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), type 2 diabetes and various cancers is well established. Continue reading

Does organic mean healthier?

Written by Nera Kuljanic and Liliana Cunha Do you regularly shop for organic products? Do you think they are ‘healthier for you’ compared to conventionally grown food? If you are unsure, do not be surprised. It is a very complex topic and science is not yet in a position to give a simple overall answer … Continue reading

Child under-nutrition in developing countries

Written by Jacques Lecarte 6 language versions available in PDF format Unterernährung von Kindern in Entwicklungsländern Desnutrición infantil en los países en desarrollo Sous-alimentation infantile dans les pays en développement La denutrizione infantile nei paesi in via di sviluppo Niedożywienie dzieci w krajach rozwijających się Child under-nutrition in developing countries With 3.1 million child deaths … Continue reading

New rules for specialised food products

Foods for particular nutritional uses (PARNUTs) are currently regulated under the PARNUTs Directive, differently from other food products. Problems with the application of the Directive include overlaps with other food legislation, legal loopholes, and inconsistent national interpre­tation. To remedy these problems, the Commission has proposed to replace the PARNUTs Directive with a new Regulation applying … Continue reading

The food chain in the EU in perspective

This is a graphical presentation of diverse data. It is intended to help viewers grasp the relative magnitude of the issue under consideration. The diagram is not intended to be a ‘scientific’ comparison of related things but offers a set of diverse ‘million’ figures – the idea being that individual million figures are more or … Continue reading

Rising world food prices: causes and policy responses

Affordable food has been taken for granted for the past 30 years in developed countries. However, as world food prices started climbing in 2006, this perception has quickly changed. At present, a consensus is emerging that the global food system is becoming increasingly vulnerable to episodes of extreme price volatility. This, in turn, has a … Continue reading

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