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Food Commission press releases

This page provides an archive of press releases from the Food Commission and The Food Magazine, 1998 to 2008. Many of the stories from our independent research and scrutiny of the food industry and its effect on our health and on the environment have made national and sometimes international news headlines.

Year: 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998

Parent power shines a spotlight on suspect food additives

Avoiding the food additives which can increase hyperactive behaviour in children just got easier, thanks to a new website set up by campaigners at The Food Commission. (04/11/2007)
Crackdown on additives needed

Crackdown on additives needed

Research has confirmed that certain artificial food colourings and a commonly used food preservative may have an affect on some children’s behaviour (05/09/2007)
Additives should carry health warnings

Additives should carry health warnings

The Food Magazine reveals that widely used food additives carry health warnings when used in medicines. (11/06/2007)

Newspapers fail to support women's sport

Physical activity is essential for everybody's health, but sports coverage in our national newspapers appears to be discriminating against women. (11/06/2007)

Cookery magazines failing to protect endangered fish stocks

A Food Magazine survey reveals that popular cookery and women's magazines appear to be doing nothing to prevent the destruction of endangered fish stocks. (11/06/2007)
Banned food additives permitted in children's medicines

Banned food additives permitted in children's medicines

Medicines for babies and young children frequently contain a cocktail of additives which are banned from foods and drinks designed to be consumed by the under threes. (09/03/2007)

Do soap shows encourage teenage drinking?

Popular soap shows are awash with alcohol, according to a survey published in The Food Magazine. (09/03/2007)

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