Publish and Perish: A Disturbing Trend in the European Union’s Regulation of Nutrition Health Claims Made on Foods

October 1, 2010

Recent developments in the European Union’s regulation on health claims used in food labeling could have the effect of suppressing publication of scientific research on the health benefits of food substances. Given that scientific research and collaboration is an international phenomenon, the negative effect of the European Commission’s (the Commission) current direction might well be felt in the United States.