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CONTENTS I FEBRUARY 2018

Food Systems and People's Health
Sustainable Diets

Commercial Determinants
EU Food & Drink Policy
Research Highlights

Food Systems and People's Health

Updated NOURISHING Database

by World Cancer Research Fund International

The NOURISHING Framework, updated this month, highlights where governments need to take action to promote healthy diets and reduce overweight and obesity.
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Future of the food industry: Special Report

by The Financial Times

The Financial Times explores several emerging trends in the global food industry, including sugar taxes, food waste monitoring, eating insects and genetically modified crops and animals. Image credit
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Monitoring food marketing to children

by the Nordic Council of Ministers

A joint monitoring protocol for marketing of foods and beverages high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) towards children and young people. Image credit
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Seven in 10 millenials are set to be overweight or obese later in life

by Cancer Research UK

According to estimates by Cancer Research UK, millenials are set to become the most overweight generation since current records began.
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Sustainable diets

Meat: the future - Time for a protein portfolio to meet tomorrow's demand

by the World Economic Forum

This paper explores some issues around the production and consumption of meat, including malnourishment, obesity, intensification of livestock production and antibiotic resistance.
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The feed behind our food

by Feed Compass and the Protein Challenge 2040

This new report sets out three main reasons why retailers and food service businesses should act on sustainability in animal feed.
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Commercial determinants

Public Health and the food and drinks industry: The governance and ethics of interaction

by UK Health Forum

This new Casebook looks at 12 experiences of public-private interactions to tackle diet-related diseases, highlighting ethical and governance challenges. Image credit
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Busting the myth of science-based formula: An investigation into Nestlé infant milk products and claims

by Changing Markets Foundation

This report investigates claims on infant milks revealing many examples of inconsistencies, where Nestlé’s products contradict its own scientific advice. Image credit
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Don't push it. Why the formula milk industry must clean up its act

by Save the Children

This report calls on companies, investors and governments to bring about change in the way alternatives to breastmilk are marketed worldwide. Image credit
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Joint Open Letter: Concern Regarding Global Fund Partnering with Heineken

by IOGT International, Global Alcohol Policy Alliance, NCD Alliance

New regulations in Chile, which corporate interests delayed for almost a decade, require explicit labeling and limit the marketing of sugary foods to children. Image credit
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EU food & drink policy

Joint Letter I The CAP should step up its role in promoting vegetables & fruit
by EHN, EPHA, Freshfel Europe
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Ideas for defining objectives and monitoring systems for a results-oriented CAP post 2020
by the Institute for European Environmental Policy Image credit
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What’s in this drink? Position on alcohol labelling
by the European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) Image credit
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The Future of food and farming in Europe: Is the EU heading towards a real improvement of the CAP?
Joint letter by scientists
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Research highlights

A good life for all within planetary boundaries

By Food Climate Research Network, based on O’Neill et al. (2018) Nature Sustainability

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Plant-based diets could save billions in healthcare costs

by Food Navigator, based on Schepers et al. (2018) Nutrition

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Environmental impacts of plant-based diets: How does organic food consumption contribute to environmental sustainability?

by Lacour et al. (2018) Frontiers in Nutrition

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Consumption of ultra-processed foods and cancer risk

by Fiolet et al. (2018) BMJ

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Diet quality, not quantity is key to weight loss, a new study suggests

By The New York Times, based on Gardner et al. (2018) JAMA

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