Reporting back on the ‘Modern Biotechnology in Agriculture’ conference

By Camilla Udsen  The author is a Senior Food Adviser in the Danish Consumer Council since 2001. She has an MSc in Food Technology and nutrition and a PhD in molecular microbiology. Her areas of expertise are: consumer-related EU food policy, food labelling, nutrition, and biotechnology. Camilla represents consumers in several Danish food-related committees and she is …

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Does CETA live up to the SDGs?

By Zoltán Massay-Kossubek & George Thurley The authors work at the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA).  Zoltán is Policy Manager for Health Policy coherence and he is responsible for the effective implementation of the Health in All Policies legal principle in various EU policies. Zoltán leads EPHA’s ‘Trade for Health’ campaign. A Hungarian qualified lawyer …

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Food: overview

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TACD work in the area of food aims to ensure that food policy makers within the EU and US take actions that promote consumer interests. Particular focuses are on improving food safety, tackling the obesity pandemic and ensuring that appropriate information is provided on food products to help consumers make healthy choices. Read TACD’s Policy …

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Food: policy statements

2016 Consumer concerns about new genetic engineering techniques (pdf) Proposed chapter on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in TTIP – Update of January 2016 Resolution (pdf) Proposed EU chapter on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (pdf) | Fact sheet (pdf)  Nutrition, Obesity and Diet Related Disease (pdf) Antimicrobials in Animals Raised for Food (pdf) 2013 The Approach to …

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Food: letters

TACD has sent a number of letters to EU and US governments in relation to policy developments related to food. 2011 Comments on Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts (pdf) 2004 Letter to Tommy G. Thompson regarding WHO draft Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (pdf) Letter to Commissioner Byrne …

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Food: government responses

2002 Response from FDA regarding Antibiotics Use in Animals 2001 Response from Commissioner Byrne regarding the Ban on the use of Fluoroquinolones in Poultry Response from Commissioner Byrne regarding Pesticide Residues in Food 2000 Response from EC Services to TACD Recommendations on Food 1999 Response from EC Services to TACD Recommendations on Food

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