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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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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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.

A new foodwatch report sheds light on the major threats the agreement between the EU and CA poses for health, the environment, consumer protection and democracy.

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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.

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