“A study funded by the World Cancer Research Fund and Cancer Research UK and published in eClinicalMedicine, a Lancet open access clinical journal, provides new evidence of a link between ultra-processed foods (UPFs) and an increased risk of developing cancer.” (Chang et al., 2023; Ewing-Chow, 2023). “A team from Imperial College London used UK Biobank dataContinue reading “New evidence that ultra-processed foods may increase cancer risk: research”
Category Archives: Food Labeling
Climate impact labels could help promote sustainable food choices: New study
Labels placed on fast food items highlighting their high climate impact may sway consumers to make more sustainable food choices, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) (Wolfson et al., 2022). “Food accounts for around one-third of all human-made greenhouse gas emissions, with animal-based foods such as red meatContinue reading “Climate impact labels could help promote sustainable food choices: New study”
Do carbon footprint labels promote climatarian diets? Evidence from a large-scale field experiment
In a recent study published in the Journal of Environmental Economics & Management, researchers from the United Kingdom (UK) assessed the causal effect of carbon footprint labelling on individual meal choices in a university cafeteria setting using a large-scale field experiment. The study allowed the scientists explicitly explore whether carbon footprint labels can induce moreContinue reading “Do carbon footprint labels promote climatarian diets? Evidence from a large-scale field experiment“
Do carbon labels translate into fewer greenhouse gas emissions?
“Carbon labeling shifts consumer behavior. But does that actually translate to fewer emissions?” An article published in Anthropocene Magazine on June 2, 2022 titled, “Get ready for sticker shock carbon therapy” attempts to answer this question. In short, the author notes that, “If labeling is going to help wean us off carbon, it will needContinue reading “Do carbon labels translate into fewer greenhouse gas emissions?”
New environmental labelling system unveiled
“Belgium academics have unveiled a new environmental labelling system that enables easy recognition of the degree of environmental sustainability of food and beverages at point of sale.” https://www.foodnavigator.com/Article/2022/02/08/new-environmental-labelling-system-unveiled#:~:text=The%20system%20allows%20companies%20to,and%20Sustainable%20Processes%20at%20AZTI.