Front-of-pack labelling can be useful but health policy-makers are naïve if they think that this alone will result in healthier food choices, say researchers - environment, motivation and psychology must...
More needs to be done by the European Commission to remove misconceptions about TTIP, a representative from FoodDrinkEurope has said, following the recent public backlash in Germany.
Accountability is key to rebuilding consumer confidence in the industry following a food scandal - a company’s response to accusations of contamination is almost as important as its actual role...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said plans to destroy up to 11 million olive trees in southern Italy lack sufficient research, after NGO Peacelink challenged the proposal.
Water is likely to be sufficient for food production in 2050 – but increased competition means two-thirds of the world will be affected by water scarcity, according to a joint...
More sustainable production is needed to ensure food and nutrition for future generations, but sustainability faces hidden threats, claims the Worldwatch Institute.
The European Commission has launched an online survey for views on how science and innovation can best ensure there is enough food for people globally.
Global and EU regulation aims to stop companies using indigenous bio knowledge and material to make profits without filtering any of the benefits back.
The European Commission will consider action on industrially produced trans fats in foods following a high-level debate, said a spokesperson at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
EFSA has published an overview of its most recent data on chemical contamination of food and drink aimed at the general public.
Policy makers in Europe have today called on the European Commission for action on industrially produced trans fats in foods in the European Union.
The European Commission has approved the addition of three new products to the register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs) and Protected Designation of Origin (PDOs).
A pan-European list outlining the pros and cons of different insect species, their nutritional content and environmental impact is needed says ANSES.
The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) has denied claims of corruption and widespread export of palm oil from illegally deforested land.
Biofuels policies rely on cutting food consumption in order to reduce emissions, according to a study published in the journal Science.
Food safety can be the victim of an absence of good co-ordination, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO)'s Director of Food Safety.
Calorie labelling on alcoholic beverages could mislead consumers: according to industry body Spirits Europe.
Calorie content labelling should be made mandatory for alcoholic beverages in the EU as soon as possible, say public health Members of European Parliament (MEPs).
Revised EFSA data shows exposure to carmoisine (E122) falls below the acceptable daily intake (ADI) limit for everyone, after previous findings suggested ADIs may be breached in young children.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched today (1 April) with a consumer watchdog calling on it to operate as a ‘strong, independent consumer champion’.
Greater transparency, more robust scientific assessments and wider participation are at the heart of EFSA's two-year Prometheus project.
Eight of the 10 biggest multinational food companies have improved their food security and sustainability policies over the past year – but all must do more to put their commitments...
Food companies account for well over half of forest-risk commodity commitments, according to a new report from NGO Forest Trends – but can they keep their promises?
The “viciously complex” issue of palm is dependent on FMCG companies like Unilever mobilising their consumers to act barrack for sustainable production across Asia, a former head of Greenpeace believes.
Heineken, Carlsberg, SAB Miller, and AB InBev are backing a pledge from The Brewers of Europe, which commits to listing ingredients and nutritional information on beer.