About: Christel Schaldemose

MEPs back down from EU bisphenol ban

MEPs have shied away from demanding a full ban on Bisphenol A, instead approving measures that will lower the amount of the chemical that can be part of food packaging.
Health 06-05-2015

Commission says diabetes rates are not improving

Current figures for diabetes in the EU are not good, and not getting better, though the disease is a priority for the Commission. The EU’s executive is counting on member states to use regulatory tools to reverse the trend.
Agrifood 06-11-2014

Obesity researcher: The EU’s new sugar quotas will increase diabetes rates

With the liberalisation of the European sugar market planned for 2017, the EU can expect to see a dramatic increase in obesity and diabetes, a researcher has warned.