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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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19 products have been found to contain the particularly dangerous aromatic mineral oils (MOAH).

Laboratory tests by foodwatch have, for the third time, found food products contaminated with harmful mineral oil. foodwatch has tested products on sale in France, the Netherlands and Germany, and for a first time also included products from Austria...

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The public has the right to know and understand what they are buying and eating. But the food lobby started a sophisticated campaign against the introduction of a consumer-friendly nutritional label.

Matthias Wolfschmidt of Foodwatch International unpacks the EU’s food system, its reliance on cheap imports, its generation of food waste, the power of lobby groups and Europe’s subsequent reliance on damaging pesticides and fertilizers.

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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.

Although European food legislation provides explicitly for the protection of human health through the prevention of health hazards, fraud and deception, this policy has not been translated into legal practice.

In the supermarket, consumers must be able to see at a glance how balanced a product is. The Nutri-Score is the most comprehensible model of nutritional labelling that exists at the moment and it is gaining increasing support throughout Europe.

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