Food safety is a top priority for the European Commission. The FoodSafety4EU project will develop and release a multi-stakeholder platform for the future European Food Safety System.
More than 100 stakeholders from academia, civil society, public and private sector gathered in February for the EUFIC – FAO independent Food Systems Dialogue. The report is now available.
There remains a lot of conflicting communication about processed food, blurring the scientific facts, and making it difficult for consumers to make informed choices.
Recent headlines claim that eating meat regularly could increase the risk of having up to 25 different diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and pneumonia. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when reading the study’s conclusions.
Recent news stories claim that eating as much as half an egg a day could increase the risk of early death. Others say that regularly eating yolks could cause cancer, heart attacks and strokes. But before ditching the eggs, there are a few things to keep in mind.
A recent study generated media headlines claiming that eating even a small portion of fried foods - like a weekly portion of fries from a fast-food chain, can increase the risk of heart disease. What do we need to keep in mind when reading these headlines?