Reports

  • 28-06-2016

    Legal opinion on “CETA, TTIP and the European precautionary principle”

    This international study proves that the TTIP and CETA free trade agreements are undermining the European "precautionary principle" for protecting consumers – with far-reaching consequences. For instance, chemicals that are not approved in the EU could enter the European market and food could be subject to increased exposure to pesticides. This is the conclusion of an international team of academics, stated in a legal opinion commissioned by foodwatch.

  • 31-03-2016

    Food industry misleading consumers with vitamin-fortified junk foods

    Food companies add vitamins to hundreds of unhealthy foods and beverages in order to market these products as healthy, thereby misleading consumers about the actual nutritional values of these products. An investigation carried out by foodwatch in the Netherlands and Germany reveals the alarming scale of this problem.

  • 15-10-2015

    Mineral oil in food

    In a foodwatch test, 120 cardboard-packaged food products from three European countries (Germany, France and the Netherlands) were analysed for mineral oil content. The results: 43% of the products tested were found to be contaminated with potentially carcinogenic and mutagenic mineral oil components, most of which had migrated from recycled packaging materials.

  • 19-10-2011

    How financial institutions are speculating with food at the expense of the porest

    The foodwatch report "The Hunger-Makers" shows how institutional investors like investment banks and insurance companies raise the price of food stuffs by betting on commodities. foodwatch therefore calls on legislators in Europe to exclude institional investors from commodities trading. Additionally we need to impose effective position limits for trading with commodity futures and to prohibit the issuers of commodity index funds and certificates at least from investing in agricultural and energy commodities.

  • 25-08-2008

    Organic: A Climate Saviour?

    foodwatch commissioned the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) to examine the respective contribution of conventional and organic agriculture in Germany to the greenhouse effect. The results show that considerable amounts of greenhouse gases can be avoided in the agricultural sector. Consequently, agriculture must become part of climate change policy.

 
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