Roughly 1/3 of the food produced in the world for human consumption is lost or wasted. To drive attention to this urgent issue, the World Sustainable Urban Food Centre of València (CEMAS) organised jointly with the Sabri-Ülker Foundation from Turkey and the European Food Information Council (EUFIC), an international press conference on the 27th of September. They were joined by the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to showcase good practices from actions done across Europe and give advice on how to join forces on the way towards reducing food loss and waste. The press-event was opened by a word from Mr Raschad Al-Khafaji, Director of the FAO Liaison Office with the European Union and Belgium.
Recent news stories reported that women who follow a vegetarian diet are more likely to suffer hip fractures than those who eat meat, suggesting nutritional deficiencies and lower body mass index (BMI) as possible causes. So, should you really abandon a vegetarian diet according to these new findings? Here are a few things to keep in mind when reading the headlines.
To coordinate EU policy priorities on food, the EU-funded project FOODPathS kicked off with seventeen key network organisations last Friday. The project will set up a prototype of the European “Partnership for Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) for people, planet and climate” - a new European governance model to co-fund future research and innovation (R&I) activities at local, national and EU level.
Food, nutrition and health experts don’t always agree on terms and concepts surrounding processed foods, according to a new research from the University of Surrey. Published in Frontiers in Nutrition, the research, suggests that food scientific experts and stakeholders need to quickly reach a consensus when it comes to processed foods to benefit consumers and improve health outcomes.
Recent news stories reported that eating two portions of fish a week increases the risk of skin cancer. While eating fish has long been recognized as part of a healthy diet, providing a valuable source of high-quality protein, minerals, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids, should you reconsider this long-held belief? Here are a few things to keep in mind when reading the headlines.
#ref1Recent news stories reported that a ketogenic diet – a dietary pattern high in fat and protein while low in carbohydrates – can prevent and treat cancer. While the study behind these news stories adds important insights to the wider scientific effort to cancer prevention and treatment, there are a few things to keep in mind when reading the headlines.