New report "Lost in the Supermarket"

EU food law does not adequately protect European citizens from food scandals. This is criticized by the international consumer organization foodwatch in its new report "Lost in the Supermarket".

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New report "Lost in the Supermarket"

EU food law does not adequately protect European citizens from food scandals. This is criticized by the international consumer organization foodwatch in its new report "Lost in the Supermarket".

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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


 

 

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16-10-2018

foodwatch report reveals fundamental weaknesses in EU food law – Invitation to panel discussion: How can the European Union protect citizens from food scandals?

EU food law does not adequately protect European citizens from food scandals. This is criticized by the international consumer organization foodwatch in its new report „Lost in the Supermarket“. The more than 50-page report gives an in-depth analysis of the food law of the European Union – and reveals fundamental weaknesses. For example, traceability along the food supply chain is not being consistently enforced and authorities are still not obliged to inform consumers quickly and comprehensively about health risks posed by foodstuffs.

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12-10-2018

"Deception, Fraud, Lies"

They pay no taxes, harm the environment, and influence legislative procedures - global corporations often do it 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). He denounces the power of corporations, who in his opinion control politics. He sees a failing democracy and is counting on public resistance. Thilo Bode shows the whole picture of the new „dictatorship of the corporations“, in whose stranglehold we citizens increasingly come across - and what we can do about it.

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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 France
18-10-2018 Communiques de presse Contrôles alimentaires et opacité : le gouvernement sait mais se tait. foodwatch mobilise les consommateurs pour exiger la transparence et publie un nouveau rapport. Lire
from Germany
17-10-2018 Pressemitteillungen foodwatch: Klöckners Industrie-Vereinbarung für weniger Zucker, Fett und Salz in Lebensmitteln zum Scheitern verurteilt Mehr
from the netherlands
11-10-2018 Misleidende marketing Vrijbrief NVWA aan misleidende voedselfabrikanten Lees Meer