The health effects of glyphosate, a weedkiller deemed “likely carcinogenic” in 2015 by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, is at the heart of an intense debate between manufacturers, scientists, NGOs and assessment authorities. (Article in French)
Supermarkets in the Netherlands and Germany were Thursday removing millions of eggs from their shelves believed to have been contaminated by a toxic insecticide in a widening food scandal.
Eat less meat and more legumes, that is what the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) recommended in its latest report that was published on January 24th. (Article in French)
Researchers raised the alarm Wednesday about an obesity explosion among children in rural China as a Western-style diet high in sugar and carbohydrates starts taking its toll. A 29-year survey of kids in China’s eastern Shandong province revealed that 17 percent of boys younger than…
While France is struggling with its experiments in nutritional labeling, in the United States, it is health professionals who are taking direct action. Now you can go grocery shopping with your doctor or nurse. (Article in French)
Fresh salmon coming from conventional channels, whether from Norway or Ireland, is less contaminated than before, while organic varieties are more contaminated, according to a study published today by 60 Millions de Consommateurs. (Article in French)
Nine pollutants, including heavy metals and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), are present in food products for infants in doses that pose a risk, ANSES warned Wednesday in a study of unprecedented scale. (Article in French)
Antibiotics are extensively used in livestock farming, not only in healing animals, but also in preventing infections or, in some countries, to promote growth. What can be done to reduce their use in animals? (Article in French)
Criticized for its extensive use of antibiotics, the Chilean salmon industry decided this week to respond by curbing this practice that pollutes the environment and can create new diseases. (Article in French)
It may be on the UNESCO heritage list, but global experts warn the Mediterranean diet, prized for its health benefits, is losing so much ground to the fast food culture that the decline may be irreversible.