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CONTENTS I JANUARY 2018

Sustainable Diets
Commercial Determinants
EU Food & Drink Policy
Research Highlights

Sustainable diets

We are no longer grazed and confused: roundtable summary report 

by Eating Better with Food Climate Research Network 

Eating Better brings together a range of expertise and perspectives to chew over the climate impacts of pasture farming. Image credit
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Redefining protein: Adjusting diets to protect public health and conserve resources

by Healthcare Without Harm US and Canada

This report distills current research to reveal the health, environmental and social impacts of the production of high-protein foods other than meat. Image credit
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Future Nordic diets: Exploring ways for sustainably feeding the Nordics

by Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat

Report describing solutions to the challenge to protect the environment and ensure food security for Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, outlining two potential scenarios where the majority of food is produced within the region using organic farming. Image credit
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The protein shift: will Europeans change their diet?

by ING Economics Department

This report by Dutch bank ING considers the potential for a protein shift from animal to plant protein. Image credit
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Commercial determinants

Former advertising executive reveals junk food-pushing tactics

by The Guardian

Dan Parker spent two decades working for big food corporations - until obesity related diseases made him change direction.
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Teens likley to crave junk food after watching TV ads

by Cancer Research UK (2018)

Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food snacks, according to this report by Cancer Research UK

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Food industry influence a risk for health policy

by Foodnavigator.com

United Nations policy specialists warn that involvement of food and drink industry in developing NCD policy raises the risk of conflicts of interests. Image credit
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EU food & drink policy

EFSA consultation on free sugars scientific opinion
by the European Food Safety Authority
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Health promotion and disease prevention knowledge gateway
by the EU Science Hub
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BEUC action to end dodgy food claims 
by the European Consumers organisation (BEUC)
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Experimental food price monitoring tool
by Eurostat
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Research highlights

Health warnings ineffective alongside a food-associated stimuli

By Verhoeven et al. (2018) Appetite

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Significant positive association between household availability of ultra-processed foods and obesity

By Monteiro et al. (2018) Public Health Nutrition

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Diets rich in plant-based foods associated with lower risk of cardio-metabolic disease

by Kristina Petersen et al, Current Developments in Nutrition

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Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to overweight and obesity in children and adults

by Science Daily, based on European Association for the Study of Obesity

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