Food safety

A lack of primary farm-led data means eco-labels risk not reflecting the true environmental and social realities on the ground, it has been warned. Image: Getty/SimonSkafar

Poor data is hindering eco-label plans, group warns

By Oliver Morrison

The UK’s CLEAR consortium complains that a lack of global data that distinguishes between farming methods and countries risks making eco-labels a blunt tool for consumers seeking greater transparency about food products.

Researchers identified a link between artificial sweetener intake and CVD risk, but industry takes issue with the nature of the study. GettyImages/PatriciaEnciso

Do artificial sweeteners increase risk of cardiovascular diseases?

By Flora Southey

A ‘potential direct’ link between artificial sweetener intake and increased cardiovascular disease risk has been suggested by researchers, but industry is fighting back: “There is no causal evidence that low/no calorie sweeteners could increase the risk...

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Upcycled fertiliser producer eyes expansion amid energy crisis

By Oliver Morrison

With question marks about Europe's ability to produce enough fertiliser for its crops, Finland’s Tracegrow, which makes organic certified fertilizers from used batteries, hopes circular economy solutions can prove a vital tool.

The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation was set up by Tanya and Nadim Ednan-Laperouse

Ground-breaking trial promises to ‘make food allergies history’

By Oliver Morrison

The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, the charity set up by the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died aged 15 from a severe food allergic reaction, has set up a clinical trial in the UK that will investigate if commonly-available peanut and milk...

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