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#Comitology: Commission proposes more transparency and accountability for procedures implementing food safety laws in the EU

#Comitology: Commission proposes more transparency and accountability for procedures implementing food safety laws in the EU

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Commission proposed today to amend the Comitology Regulation, increasing transparency and accountability in the procedures for implementation of EU legislation. The Commission is delivering on President Juncker’s pledge in his State of the Union Speech in September 2016 when he stated, “It is not right that when EU countries cannot decide among themselves whether or not to […]

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#AVMSD: A once in a decade opportunity to protect children from alcohol and unhealthy food marketing

#AVMSD: A once in a decade opportunity to protect children from alcohol and unhealthy food marketing

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over 40 European and national health organisations and NGOs have joined forces in a campaign to protect children from the promotion and advertising of alcohol and unhealthy food. The revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) offers an opportunity to incorporate concerns about a growing obesity epidemic in Europe, which is a ticking time […]

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#Health: One in seven persons aged 15 or over eats at least five portions of fruit or vegetables daily…while one in three does not eat any

#Health: One in seven persons aged 15 or over eats at least five portions of fruit or vegetables daily…while one in three does not eat any

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Regular consumption of fruit and vegetables is considered as an important element of a healthy and balanced diet. In the European Union (EU) however, slightly more than a third (34.4%) of the population aged 15 or over did not eat them on a daily basis in 2014, while less than 15% (14.1%) consumed at least […]

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#nutrition Labour MEPs demand European Commission rethink sugar free-for-all

#nutrition Labour MEPs demand European Commission rethink sugar free-for-all

| January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Labour MEPs will vote today for a resolution calling on the European Commission to rethink its plans for lax limits on sugar in baby foods. The Socialists and Democrats Group has tabled an amendment demanding the Commission comes forward with a new proposal which takes account of current health guidelines. The World Health Organization recommends […]

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#diet School milk and fruit: Agriculture MEPs promote healthy eating

#diet School milk and fruit: Agriculture MEPs promote healthy eating

| January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

New measures to strengthen and boost funding for an EU scheme to provide fruit, vegetables and milk products in schools were backed by the agriculture committee on Monday (11 January). They put more emphasis on educating children in healthy eating, increase the budget and merge into one the current separate schemes for milk and fruit […]

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Cloning for food: Parliamentary committees vote on plans to ban the practice

Cloning for food: Parliamentary committees vote on plans to ban the practice

Should cloning for food be banned because of animal welfare concerns? The environment committee votes today (17 June) on amendments to a European Commission proposal to ban the cloning of animals kept and reproduced for farming purposes in the EU. The MEPs in charge of steering the plans through Parliament support the ban, but want […]

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School milk and fruit: MEPs back measures to teach healthier eating habits

School milk and fruit: MEPs back measures to teach healthier eating habits

Healthy eating habits start young, so the EU and its member states should do and spend more to encourage kids to eat healthy and local foods, Parliament said on Wednesday (27 May). To ensure that they get healthy eating lessons, as well as school milk, fruit, and vegetables from EU schemes, Parliament amended draft rules […]

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