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Opportunities for nanotechnology in food and feed
22 February 2017

Opportunities for nanotechnology in food and feed

Nanoparticles exist in nature and humans are exposed to these particles on a daily basis. Today it is possible to deliberately create matter with very small dimensions and nanotechnology can provide ways to modify the composition of food, feed and packaging materials at a very small scale which in turn may allow developing new foods and improving food processing and packaging in ways that benefit consumers.

Physical activity: are you a weekend warrior?
22 February 2017

Physical activity: are you a weekend warrior?

Researchers from Loughborough University (UK) studied the link between different patterns of physical activity and death risk. They asked people about the frequency, duration, and intensity of their activities, and concluded that even a little bit of physical activity reduces the risk of dying. Compared to inactive people, the ‘weekend warriors’, who meet the weekly physical activity recommendations in just 1 or 2 sessions, have about a 30% risk reduction.

Horizon2020 NanoPack project to improve food safety and reduce food waste
17 January 2017

Horizon2020 NanoPack project to improve food safety and reduce food waste

The NanoPack project aims to develop and demonstrate state-of-the-art antimicrobial packaging solutions for perishable foods based on natural nanomaterials that will prevent food-borne illness outbreaks and reduce food waste.

Food processing technologies recommended to reduce the levels of mycotoxin contamination in food
07 November 2016

Food processing technologies recommended to reduce the levels of mycotoxin contamination in food

Food processing steps that reduce mycotoxin levels should be integrated wherever possible in food production recommends a paper commissioned by an ILSI Europe taskforce...

Television chefs could do more to teach viewers about safe food handling
20 September 2016

Television chefs could do more to teach viewers about safe food handling

Researchers from Kansas State University (USA) and Tennessee State University (USA) have found that the majority of television cooking shows featuring celebrity chefs around the world demonstrate unsafe food handling practices...

Plant protein may decrease risk of death
13 September 2016

Plant protein may decrease risk of death

Researchers from the United States suggest that replacing animal protein with a similar amount of protein from plant sources is associated with lower mortality...

Global obesity target not reached if trend continues
14 July 2016

Global obesity target not reached if trend continues

The world has transitioned to more obese than underweight people, with the exception of some sub-Saharan and Asian regions. If the current obesity trends continue, there is little chance of meeting the agreed global obesity target for 2025.

Process contaminants in vegetable oils and foods pose potential health concerns finds EFSA
18 May 2016

Process contaminants in vegetable oils and foods pose potential health concerns finds EFSA

Contaminants in vegetable oils and fats (and foods containing them such as cookies, pastries and others) pose a potential health concern to average consumers for young age groups...

Recommendations from WHO’s Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity
22 April 2016

Recommendations from WHO’s Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity has presented its consensus report with a set of recommendations that are likely to be most effective at tackling the rising trend of children being overweight...

One quarter of European food carries health claims
29 March 2016

One quarter of European food carries health claims

A balanced diet is important for people’s health and health claims are designed to help consumers’ choose healthy food. The question is whether they actually influence consumers’ behaviour and it is therefore essential to know how and in what amount...