The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) re-evaluation of Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and toxicity states that BPA, an endocrine disruptor, poses no health risk to consumers of any age group at current exposure levels.
The Western lifestyle, which has proven to increase diabetes rates, obesity, cancer and carbon emissions, is both a global health and environment problem, according to a new study, but three diets can help reverse the trend.
Production of beef is nearly ten times more damaging to the environment than any other form of meat production, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Academics say there are limits to blaming European citizens for their high levels of consumption, arguing that a societal shift is necessary for the continent to achieve a sustainable ecological footprint.
On 1st April in Brussels, Feeding the 5,000 and a coalition of European partner organisations will feed 5000 people in Brussels with a free lunch made entirely from food that would have been wasted. Campaigner Tristram Stuart wonders whether Europeans are making the best use of wasted food in terms of recovering and recycling its value.
Greater food system efficiency and curbs to the expansion of cropland are necessary to prevent the collapse of global ecosystems, says a report presented today (24 January) by the UN at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
One year after the horse meat scandal broke across Europe, the European Parliament on Tuesday called for more inspections of food production chains and tougher penalties for companies that commit food fraud.
The controversy began last year when DNA tests revealed that some products sold across Europe were labeled as beef but in fact contained up to 100% horsemeat.
SPECIAL REPORT / Health campaigners are calling for the European Commission to take action to alter people’s eating habits and curb rising obesity, but officials are wary that such a move may expose them to “nanny state” complaints, sources say.
Tackling post-harvest loss in developing countries is not rocket science, writes Ertharin Cousin. Through efforts such as the Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot project – partially funded by the European Union – the World Food Programme is trying to help smallholder farmers while cutting food loss and waste.
SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission wants to help consumers cut food waste by making 'best before' and 'use by' dates clearer on the packaging. But measures to green up our diets will not stop here, with policymakers' attention turning to the entire food chain.
In response to the European Commission's study that estimated annual food waste in the EU at approximately 179kg per person, the European Parliament adopted a resolution in January 2012 on how to avoid food waste.
The resolution is aimed at identifying a series of strategies for a more efficient food chain in the EU. Among these strategies, the design of new packaging that will increase longevity of goods plays an important role.
How achievable is the 50% reduction of food waste by 2025? What measures should be taken to reach this objective?
With warnings that Europe is “too slow and too piecemeal” in developing a sustainable economy, the EU executive has unveiled plans to encourage development of the ‘bio-economy’ through investment and innovation.