(French) A l’heure de l’examen en séance publique du projet de loi agriculture et alimentation à l’Assemblée Nationale, le label Bleu, Blanc, Coeur milite pour plus de santé dans la nouvelle loi.
(French) L’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) a dévoilé lundi une campagne visant à éliminer les acides gras trans industriels, très répandus dans les aliments industriels et dont la consommation en excès est globalement mauvaise pour la santé.
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, put forward a plan on Friday to ban ads for junk food across the entire public transportation system in the British capital in a bid to stop the ‘ticking time bomb’ which he considers to be child obesity. (Article in French)
Restaurants and food vendors in the United States must now display the number of calories in the food and dishes offered to their customers after a law passed under the Obama administration came into effect on Monday. (Article in French)
Starbucks will open a coffee shop in Milan in September. It will be the American chain’s first shop in Italy, the homeland of espresso and where the company plans to enter the market with ‘humility’, CEO Howard Schultz announced on Monday. (Article in French)
Panzetta and six other emblematic Corsican cured meat products have obtained Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) labels which guarantee that they have been cured on the island, a consortium of eleven family-owned charcuterie producers proudly announced on Friday. (Article in French)
Food prices remained generally stable in April, as the continued rise in cereal and dairy prices was offset by a sharp drop in sugar prices, according to the FAO food index released on Thursday. (Article in French)
France’s Ministery of Agriculture has condemned parts of the EU budget proposal as unacceptable. (Article in French)
Beekeepers from Brittany embarked on a ‘funeral procession’ for their dead hives, from Morbihan to the Regional Chamber of Agriculture of Brittany in Rennes on Monday, to denounce ‘the use of bee-killing pesticides in agriculture’. (Article in French)
A lack of transparency persists in the labelling of pork and poultry products, the UFC-Que Choisir denounced on Thursday, calling on the authorities to maintain the compulsory origin labelling of meat and milk in processed foods. (Article in French)