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Speculation with foodstuffs

By betting on commodity prices, banks are driving up food prices and exacerbating world hunger. The global practice of gambling on commodities must be stopped!

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Traffic light labels

How much fat, sugar or salt does a product have? Owing to insufficient information and confusing portion sizes, these questions are often not very easy to answer. But there is a solution to this situation: the traffic light!

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Who is foodwatch?

foodwatch is an independent, non-profit organisation that exposes food-industry practices that are not in the interests of consumers. foodwatch fights for the right of consumers to know exactly what they are buying and to enjoy good food that is healthy and uncontaminated.

foodwatch was founded in 2002 in Germany by former Greenpeace director Thilo Bode and has offices in BerlinAmsterdam and Paris. Its mission is to build a strong, European campaign organisation that is represented in all major EU Member States and that provides consumer-focused input into European legislative processes, advocating for more consumer rights.

Study: foods advertised with vitamins are unhealthy

foodwatch examined 644 foods and beverages with vitamin claims, and the results are alarming: 80 per cent of these products contain high levels of sugar, fat and salt and therefore do not satisfy the World Health Organisation (WHO) criteria for healthy foods. (04.04.2016).

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