What is foodwatch?

We are fighting for your right to safe, healthy foods and to information about the things you eat. We keep a close eye on industry and politics – and to remain independent, we do not accept funding from governments, the EU or the food industry. As a non-profit campaigning organization we are funded by ten thousands of people. We operate at the national and European levels, and have offices in Germany, AustriaFrance and the Netherlands.

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Our campaigns

We need trade agreements that do not pose a threat to democracy. We need trade to strengthen consumer, environmental and social rights. CETA does not satisfy these criteria and must therefore be stopped immediately!

Rice, pasta, cereals, chocolate: many everyday foods are contaminated with harmful mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOSH and MOAH). One source of contamination is the recycled paper or cardboard used as food packaging.

If multinational companies are able to sponsor an EU institution, were does that leave democracy and transparency? There needs to be clear and binding rules on Member States to not accept any sort of sponsorship from companies.

Latest Updates

The EU has agreed to restrict mineral oils in all foodstuffs. It is a crucial step for food safety, but not sufficient enough: A binding regulation must ensure no detectable MOAH in any foodstuffs in the EU.

The German Federal Constitutional Court has declared the provisional application of the EU-Canada trade agreement CETA to be constitutional. But the decisions of the CETA committees must be democratically legitimised.

The German Federal Constitutional Court has declared the provisional application of the EU-Canada trade agreement CETA to be constitutional. But the decisions of the CETA committees must be democratically legitimised.

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