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Trust your gut: Probiotics for immunity and prevention of infections

If you are reading this, you are probably aware that bad bacteria in the gut can cause infections, in many cases requiring treatment with antibiotics. However, did you also know that your gut contains trillions of GOOD bacteria which help the body maintain digestion, produce vitamin B and K, and play an important role in maintaining your immune system ?   Good bacteria It is...

A leap forward: the AMR Committee welcomes Council Conclusions

The Dutch Presidency last Friday (17.06.2016) adopted their Council Conclusions on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) , marking the end of their rotation of the Presidency of the Council. The issue of resistance has been a priority not only for the Netherlands, but also for Slovakia and Malta as outlined in the Trio Programme . Key overarching themes of the Council Conclusions One...

Time to change the European Common Agricultural Policy: addressing meat over-production and consumption!

What is the European Common Agricultural policy doing about it? The latest estimate of cancer mortality attributable to diets high in red- and processed meat is over 34,000 deaths per year [1] . Animal farming also contributes to 18% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. [2] In the EU27, 29% of GHG emissions are coming from beef production and 25% from pork production [3] . This...

European Health Parliament: Final Plenary Session - June 29th

The EHP closing event is approaching fast and will take place on the 29th of June from 09:00-12:00h, room PHS 5B001, at the European Parliament. Commissioner for Health Andriukaitis has confirmed his presence, as well as ENVI Chair Giovanni la Via (host) and Philippe de Backer, Belgian Secretary of State. The Vice-President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness will also join the event,...


World’s leaders accomplished much with the COP21 climate change agreement reached at the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference in December last year. However, despite all the efforts, the final version of this deal had important shortcomings: specifically a failure to address greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions emanating from livestock production. Human consumption of meat and dairy products is a...
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