ENSA contribution consultation Organic Action Plan

There is a consensus among the scientific community on the needs to rebalance our current dietary patterns to consume less animal protein…

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Denominations of plant-based food and drink products: European Parliament sends mixed message ahead of trilogue negotiations on CAP Reform

The European Plant-based Foods Association (ENSA) is puzzled by the outcome of today’s vote on the Common Market Organisation (CMO)…

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Joint letter to MEPs – Aligning CMO with Farm to Fork

The European Plant-based Foods Association (ENSA), together with other 40 stakeholders, call on Members of the European Parliament to…

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ENSA reactive statement – Farm to Fork Strategy

The European Plant-based Foods Association (ENSA) warmly welcomes the publication of the Commission’s Farm to Fork and Biodiversity…

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ENSA’s perspective on the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy

The European Plant-based Foods Association (ENSA) strongly supports the objectives of the European Commission’s Farm to Fork strategy to…

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Joint letter to Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)

Dear AGRI Committee Members and Substitutes, Cc: ENVI, CONT, REGI, DEVE, FEMM, and BUDG Committees, We are writing to you as a coalition of…

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Open Letter to EU Ministers of Agriculture

Dear Ministers, Today you are meeting in Brussels to discuss agriculture’s contribution to the European long-term strategic vision for a…

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Plant-based food as part of the solution in driving a Sustainable Diet

ENSA reaction to EAT-Lancet Commission report  18 January 2019 The European Plant-based Foods Association (ENSA) welcomes the EAT-Lancet…

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SAC Position Paper – Human and Planetary Health: The Power of Plant Based Eating

Our food system is at the centre of many of the critical environmental, health, social and economic challenges we confront in the 21th…

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ENSA statement – Growing demand for plant-protein foods: good for health, good for the environment, good for farmers!

ENSA, the European Plant-Based Foods Association, welcomes the European Commission’s report on the development of plant proteins in the…

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SAC Position Paper – Soyfoods help meet Mineral Requirements in Plant-Based Diets

More and more of us are embracing plant-based eating. This trend is in line with official dietary guidelines recommending a shift towards…

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ENSA statement – labelling of plant-based alternatives to meat

ENSA, the European Plant-Based Foods Association, represents the manufacturers of vegetarian and vegan alternatives to dairy and meat…

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Individual contributions from SAC members – No Difference Between the Effects of Supplementing With Soy Protein Versus Animal Protein on Gains in Muscle Mass and Strength in Response to Resistance Exercise

Much attention has been given to determining the influence of total protein intake and protein source on gains in lean body mass (LBM) and…

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SAC Position Paper – Soyfoods, glycemic control and diabetes

Diet is thought to play a key role in preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and in helping to mitigate the risk of chronic…

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SAC Position Paper – Soyfoods and Diabetes

According to a recent meta-analysis of observational studies, a high intake of soy, compared to a low intake, was associated with a 13%…

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Joint ENSA-EUVEPRO statement on the proposal of the US FDA to change the soy protein health claim into a qualified health claim

Brussels, 22 August 2017 – The European Natural Soy and Plant-based Food Manufacturers Association (ENSA) and the European Vegetable…

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ENSA members commit to further reduce total sugars of their plant-based drink portfolio by 5% by 2020

Brussels, 20 March 2017. – Fully aware of the need to contribute to the fight against obesity and associated diseases and to help consumers…

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ENSA’s Sugars Reduction Commitment for 2020

The growing threat of obesity and associated diseases In February 2016 a Roadmap on Food Product Improvement was adopted by 22 EU Member…

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ENSA’s response to the ANSES report on the dietary exposure of children under three years of age to chemical substances

Brussels, 11 October - A recent report published by French agency ANSES presents the results of the agency’s study on the dietary exposure…

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Plant-based foods to get a more prominent role in dietary guidelines in the UK and Netherlands

Brussels, 29 March 2016. – The European Natural Soy and Plant-Based Foods Manufacturers Association (ENSA) welcomes new dietary guidelines…

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ENSA deplores the decision of the European Parliament not to support plant-based alternatives to dairy in the milk & fruit school scheme

Brussels, 14 March 2016. – The European Natural Soy and Plant-Based Foods Manufacturers Association (ENSA) regrets the decision of the…

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SAC Position Paper – Soyfoods and their impact on prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a disease that often remains undiagnosed in men because of the lack of symptoms. However for some, the cancer can grow…

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EFSA confirms the safety of isoflavones

Brussels, 22 October 2015 - On 21 October 2015, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its scientific opinion “Risk assessment…

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SAC Position Paper – Soyfoods, A Source of High Quality Protein

Protein is an important nutrient needed for the growth and repair of all body cells including organs, muscles, tissues, skin and hair. It’s…

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ENSA and EUVEPRO Statement on the authorization by the Health Canada’s Food Directorate of a health claim about soy protein and blood cholesterol lowering

Brussels 9 June 2015 - The European Natural Soyfoods Manufacturers Association (ENSA) and the European Vegetable Protein Federation…

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ENSA position on WHO guidelines on free sugars intake

On 4 March 2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a new report entitled ‘Guideline: sugars intake for adult and children’,…

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SAC Position Paper – Fats, Soyfoods and Heart Health: Making Sense of the Evidence

For many years scientists have recognised the important role diet plays in maintaining a healthy heart. Much of the focus has been placed…

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ENSA position on FAO report on the evaluation of dietary protein quality

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has just published a new report entitled ‘Research approaches and methods…

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ENSA position on the Finnish Tax on Sweets

Late September 2014, the Finnish Government announced that it will not be putting to action the raise of the tax on sweets for 2015 agreed…

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Daily Mail, ‘How a ‘plant-based’ diet can help women fight breast cancer: Patients told to make fruit, veg and wholegrains focus of meals’, 15.10.2014

Women should eat a plant-based diet to boost their odds of beating breast cancer, experts have said. The world’s biggest study into…

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SAC Position Paper – Soyfoods in East Asia – What’s really eaten?

Soyfoods have been an important part of many East Asian diets for centuries and continue to be enjoyed to this day. But how much and what…

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ENSA Response: SACN draft carbohydrates and health report – scientific consultation

Response from ENSA on the draft carbohydrates and health report, which was open for consultation until the September 1st 2014. ENSA would…

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ENSA and EUVEPRO statement on the rejection by the European Commission of the health claim on soy protein and reduction of blood cholesterol

Brussels, 25 June 2014 - The European Natural Soyfoods Manufacturers Association (ENSA) and the European Vegetable Protein Federation…

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ENSA Position: Soya foods safe for breast cancer patients

Glasgow, March 20th, 2014 – Recent studies show that consumption of soya foods after being diagnosed with breast cancer is perfectly safe.…

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SAC Position Paper – Diet and Lifestyle Measures to Counterbalance Age-related Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is part of the natural process of ageing. It happens to all of us. How soon it occurs, and to what extent, depends on a number…

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EurActiv Special Report – Sustainable and Healthy Food

With the world’s population expected to rise to nine billion by 2050, European regulators are pushing for a gradually greener approach to…

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ENSA Press Release: European Week of Soya 2013 – EU policy support for plant-based foods essential if Europe wants sustainable food production and consumption

Brussels, 4 December 2013 – European institutions must invest more in resource-efficient and healthy crops such as soy and other…

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ENSA – Growing appetite for a healthy and sustainable diet

Introduction Due to a number of developments in the last few decades the challenges in the food sector have never been bigger than today: a…

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Foodnavigator – What is the true cost of reduced plant food consumption?

Increasing intakes of soy and other plant-based foods and supplements can reduce environmental burdens – but does the political will exist…

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European Week of Soya 2013 – 10 years of driving sustainable food consumption and production – what’s next?

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the European Natural Soyfood Manufacturers Association, Mr Bart Staes MEP and ENSA are…

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SAC Position Paper – Plant based diets for a healthy heart

Plant-based diets, which are mostly or completely made up of plant foods, are becoming more and more popular because of the benefits they…

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ENSA Position on EU rules on lactose-free labelling: Suitability of plant-based food products for lactose-intolerant people

  ENSA, the European Natural Soyfoods Manufacturers Association, supports the harmonisation of rules for the labelling of lactose-free…

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Plant-based diets

Plant-based diets are environmentally friendly Many studies demonstrate that the food we eat has an important impact on our planet and…

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European cultivation

The EU is looking to promote protein plant production in Europe, in order to build self-sufficiency and gradually reduce dependence on…

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Soy and the use of scarce natural resources

The impact of eating habits on the environment The report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) entitled,…

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Cardiovascular health

Soy for a healthy cardiovascular system Cardiovascular disease (CVD) affects millions of people throughout Europe every year. It does not…

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Lactose intolerance

Soy and lactose intolerance Lactose intolerance means that the body is unable to - or has difficulty in - digesting lactose or ‘milk…

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Nutritional composition

Soy foods have an excellent nutritional composition that make them fit well in a healthy and balanced diet. Not only are soy foods a source…

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ENSA position on Danish recommendation on rice products for children

Brussels – 16 May 2013: The European Natural Soyfoods Manufacturers Association (ENSA) takes note of the recommendation by the Danish…

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ENSA statement on the opinion issued by Anses in France on drinks of babies

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (Anses) has issued an opinion on the risk related to the use of…

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ENSA position paper on GMO and GMO-free labelling

  European consumers have shown and still show a clear preference for non-GMO products. In addition to the concerns about the…

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ENSA position on Swedish National Food Agency study on heavy metals and minerals in foods for infants and young children

Brussels – 30 January 2013: The European Natural Soyfoods Manufacturers Association (ENSA) takes note of the conclusions of the…

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European Week of Soya 2012 – Soya, resource-efficiency and consumer behaviour: Make the sustainable choice the easy choice

Brussels – 12 October 2012 – On the occasion of the 2012 Week of Soya, Mr Bas Eickhout MEP and ENSA, the European Association of Natural…

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SAC Position Paper – Soyfoods and Cognitive Health

Everyday tasks we take for granted such as thinking, remembering, reacting, paying attention, recognising people and our environment are…

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SAC Position Paper – Soyfoods and Cardiovascular Health

Introduction Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a disease that affects the heart and circulation of the blood and includes conditions such as…

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SAC Position Paper – Soyfoods and the Endocrine System

  The endocrine system is made up of a number of glands that produce and secrete hormones into the bloodstream. These hormones…

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SAC Position Paper – Soyfoods and the Menopause

Introduction The menopause refers to that time in a woman's life when menstruation stops and her ovaries lose their reproductive function.…

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SAC Position Paper – Soyfoods and the impact on breast cancer: current knowledge

Introduction Scientific research is now suggesting a link between women’s lifestyles and eating habits and their risk of developing breast…

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ENSA Insights – Soya and Bones

Healthy Bones Bone tissue is a very dynamic tissue, continuously remodelling itself through bone formation (by osteoblastic cells) and bone…

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