16 October 2023
Food, health and sustainability the urgent need for joint and proactive public policy action
On the occasion of World Food Day on Monday 16 October, and while the EuropeanCommission has confirmed the postponement of several key pieces of legislation of the GreenDeal related to sustainable food, Aprifel (the Agency for Research and Information in Fruitand Vegetables), its President Christel Teyssedre, and the co-chairs of the EGEA conference,Elio Riboli, Professor […]
5 May 2023
Ultra-processed foods: a 10% reduction of their consumption could reduce the risk of several cancers
In recent decades, ultra-processed foods have become an increasing part of the diet. A growing number of studies are pointing out the harmful effects of these products. On World Health Day, Aprifel looks back at a recent study conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. This study is the largest epidemiological study to […]
23 February 2023
Social media, what impact on eating behaviour?
In just a few years, social media have turned into an information media, especially among young people. More particularly, Instagram, TikTok and Youtube are used to search for information on health, news and food. In addition to this trend, and given the increased prevalence of obesity, many food-related messages are disseminated on these platforms, especially […]
17 February 2023
United Kingdom: reaching “net zero emission” could improve population health
At the end of 2020, the United Kingdom committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by over 68% by 2030 and aims to achieve “net zero emission” by 2050. Most evidence on the health impact of climate change mitigation measures is based on the assessment of unique sectors. To provide further evidence, a recent study […]
30 January 2023
How to develop critical thinking in youth about food information in the media?
Considering the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children, the need for better supervision of marketing messages promoting the consumption of fatty, sweet and salty products is often emphasized (Santé Publique France, 2020). The measures proposed so far have focused on reducing screen time rather than promoting a critical debate around food marketing (Harris, 2009). […]