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PHE launches Change4Life campaign around children’s sugar intake

In the UK, theNew Change4Life campaign encourages parents to 'look for 100-calorie snacks, two a day max' to cut children’s sugar intake Public Health England (PHE) is helping parents take control of their children’s snacking by launching the first Change4Life campaign promoting healthier snacks. This is because of half of the children’s...
Health Promotion

Reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases in Finland

Minister of Social Affairs and Health in Finland, Pirkko Mattila explains how she aims to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in Finland Finland has a long successful history of health promotion and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCD’s). Activities to influence the NCD’s were started in the early 70’s when...
conservation of wild crops

IUCN pushes for the conservation of wild crops to boost food security

The IUCN has warned that the world needs to turn its effort to the conservation of wild crops, which are essential for food security
food waste

Co-op becomes first supermarket to tackle food waste issue in UK

East England Co-op becomes first major supermarket to sell food past its best before date in a bid to battle the food waste crisis Co-op has become the first major retailer to sell food past its 'best before' date to tackle food waste in the UK. According to the food safety standards,...
DNA markers

DNA markers for wheat genetic improvement

Director of USDA Central Small Grain Genotyping Lab, Guihua Bai turns the spotlight on to the wonderful world of wheat and DNA markers
UK's obesity epidemic

Tackling the UK’s obesity epidemic

Professor Russell Viner from the Royal College of Paediatrics shares his thoughts on the UK Government’s strategy to tackle the UK’s obesity epidemic
fish immunity

Investigating how to make farmed fish immunity more robust

Dr María Ángeles Esteban’s group is searching for new biomarkers involved in fish immunity and welfare in farmed environments
minor cereals

How can minor cereals enhance diversity and contribute to human nutrition

Dagmar Janovská and Martina Eiseltová from HealthyMinorCereals project explain the scope of their research concerning five minor cereals
fertility management

Improving poultry production through precision fertility management

University of Oxford’s Tommaso Pizzari argues that fertility management of commercial flocks requires a precision approach
modification of plants

Artificial chromosome technology in the modification of plants

James A. Birchler from University of Missouri, Columbia gives an absorbing insight into research around the modification of plants for food crops
consumption and production

Linking consumption and production

James Lomax from the Economy Division at UN Environment offers his thoughts on the policy priorities for global food systems
methane from cattle

Methane from cattle 11% higher than previously thought

Methane from cattle is estimated to be 11% higher than previously expected, presenting a bigger challenge in the fight against climate change
fish stocks

European parliament votes on measures to improve fish stocks

European MEPs have voted on a number of restrictions which could reduce intensive overfishing and improve declining fish stocks New limits will ensure fishing cannot exceed quotas recommended by scientists, ensuring fish stocks remain sustainable. The North-Sea Multi Annual Plan applies mainly to the North Sea around Britain, which supplies most of...

UK food industry warns of shortage of workers post-brexit

The UK food industry has warned that Brexit will lead to a shortage of migrant workers, many of whom work in food processing or farming

Endocrine disrupting chemicals: From feeds to hormones

Alberto Mantovani and Chiara Frazzoli, scientists of the Italian National Health Institute, discuss the role of endocrine disrupting chemicals in feed-food chains
risks to eating crispy roast potatoes and browned toast

Government scientists warn of risks of eating crispy roast potatoes and browned toast

New guidance published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) warns of the potential risks of eating crispy roast potatoes and browned toast The guidance, which was launched today, warns that certain foods that are roasted, fried or grilled for too long contain a chemical called acrylamide. The chemical is a natural...

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