Natural contaminants Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in tea are almost unknown in the general population, a study says raising questions as to how effective current risk-relevant information is in informing the public.
Organic farming body IFOAM EU has called for new plant breeding techniques that are still in the experimental stage to be classed as GM under EU law - but this is a “Pavlov’s dog” response, says the European Seed Association.
EFSA’s Advisory Forum (AF) has backed the agency’s work in a formal statement, with the head of one of the member agencies saying the statement was a reaction to waves of criticism the agency received periodically.
To BPA or not to BPA? While the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) backed the continued use of bisphenol A last week, the real question is whether the verdict was a full-blown reprieve for the controversial chemical or merely a stay of execution.
Six months after filing a petition with the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) for a health claim on lycopene products,
health products supplier American Longevity has extended the
proposed list of claims.
Adequate intake of antioxidant vitamins and minerals appears to
significantly reduce the risk of cancers and mortality among men,
report researchers from the French health and medical institute