There is evidence that exposing infants to a wide range of tastes at an early stage will lead to healthier eating later in life. Photograph: Thinkstock

‘Is this one of the worst wrong turns in the history of parenting advice?” was the rather dramatic introductory sentence in a New Scientist article la(...)

A genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon. Photograph: Barrett and Mackay Photography/The New York Times

US health regulators have cleared the way for a type of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon to be farmed for human consumption - the first such app(...)

The European Commission is likely to face pressure from the food industry to downplay the findings amid fears of its impact on food consumption. Photograph: Getty Images 1:26

The European Commission said it will “carefully analyse” the World Health Organisation report that processed meats can increase the risk of cancer. S(...)

Bernhard Url, executive director of the European Food Safety Authority: “Diseases affecting animals, humans and plants are spreading because of climate change.” Photograph: Pier Luigi Vasini

European food production is under constant threat from pathogens able to cross frontiers, and the health of EU citizens is also at risk from food-born(...)

This is how toast should be cooked, according to the European Food Safety Authority. Photograph: Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Correspondent It’s not an old wives’ tale. Eating burnt toast really does increase your risk of developing cancer. The European Food Safety Authority(...)

Adults who take too much caffeine can suffer anxiety and problems sleeping

Consuming more than five espressos worth of caffeine a day could be damaging to your health, according to European food safety experts. The European F(...)

 New EU rules  allowing member states to ban or restrict the cultivation of genetically modified crops in their territory have been formally adopted by the European Council. File photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

New EU rules that would allow member states to ban or restrict the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in their territory have moved a step(...)

BPA,  a chemical   found in a range of plastic products, has been found to pose no health risk to consumers of any age.  Photograph: Getty Images

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has welcomed a finding that the chemical Bisphenol A poses no health risk to consumers of any age. The com(...)

Caryna Camerino, with cakes from  Camerino Bakery, Capel street. Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Ever baulked at your child eating blue cake at a birthday party, then running around, his mouth smeared a Kryptonite green? Or halted, exasperated, as(...)

Some properties pinned on superfoods are misleading: the iron in goji berries and cereals is wrapped up in plant compounds and is far less accessible than iron in meat. Photograph: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images

There is no limit to what goji berries can do for you: build vitality, improve eyesight, fight cancer, boost fertility and provide more iron than s(...)