foodwatch in Europe


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What is foodwatch?

foodwatch is a non-profit campaigning organization that fights for safe, healthy and affordable food for all people. We give consumers a loud voice, speak up for transparency in the food sector and defend our right to food that harms neither people,  nor the environment. foodwatch has offices in France, Germany and the Netherlands.  more



Latest Updates


foodwatch files Constitutional Complaint against EU Trade Agreement with Singapore

The German NGOs Mehr Demokratie, Campact and foodwatch have joined forces to file a constitutional complaint against the EU free trade agreement with Singapore (EU Singapore Free Trade Agreement, EUSFTA). According to the action group, the agreement exemplifies a new type of free trade agreement that confers far-reaching competences to the European Union – without the participation of the German Parliament (Bundestag).


Horse meat trial: Judgements made after six years, but another scandal is possible

The four defendants in the Spanghero case, named after the French company that sold horse meat instead of beef, were handed their sentences in Paris on 16 April. The judgement is less severe than the prosecutor demanded in the trial. Six years after the scandal that shook the whole of Europe, foodwatch notes that consumers are still not sufficiently protected against food fraud. It is becoming increasingly urgent to reform the system that allows this scale of deception.



Shortcomings in transparency and food safety

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. 

Sugar, fat, salt: When food causes disease

The number of children, teenagers and adults who are overweight or obese has increased dramatically over recent decades. The main reason for this: the food environment has changed dramatically.

Misleading product labelling

Fruit yogurts with no fruit, miracle-health products with dangerous side effects: when it comes to packaged foods, misleading information is not the exception but the rule.  

International News
from Germany
24-05-2019 Pressemitteillungen foodwatch zu Lebensmittelampel / Verbraucherschutzministerkonferenz / Nutri-Score Mehr
from France
21-05-2019 Communiques de presse CETA et politique commerciale : une balle dans le pied de la démocratie en Europe, alerte foodwatch Lire
from the netherlands
20-05-2019 Handelsverdragen Grondwettelijke klacht tegen handelsakkoord Lees Meer

„Deception, Fraud, Lies“

They pay no taxes, harm the environment, and influence legislative procedures - global corporations often do this legally. In his interview with the German newsmagazine „Der Spiegel“, Thilo Bode talks about his latest book „Die Diktatur der Konzerne“ (Dictatorship of the corporations).

read interview