One research project looking into this issue is FLABEL
(Food Labelling to Advance Better Education for Life) which receives [euro]2,860,000 in EU-funding.
In a study of consumers from the UK, Poland, Turkey and Germany conducted by the FLABEL
research consortium, consumers consistently liked the most complex and information-dense labels - such as the hybrid GDA/traffic light system the most
Motivation was a major factor affecting the impact of nutrition labels on the choices made by consumers," FLABEL
advisor Professor Klaus Grunert, from Aarhus University in Denmark said.
Laura Smillie, FLABEL
spokeswoman said the project will allow food producers to understand what cross-cultural differences exist in the food industry and adapt labelling policies accordingly: "There's never been a study of this magnitude done on food labeling before.
EADS leads a consortium called Airbus Military building the A400M, which includes TAI of Turkey and FLABEL
Ge sai le flabel
du Denier, / Et du Fouteor a loier, / Et de Gobert et dame Erme, / Qui ainz des eiz ne plora lerme, / Et si sai de la Coille noire; / Si sai de Parceval l'estoire, / Et si sai du Provoire taint / Qui o les crucefiz fu painz; / Du Prestre qui menja les muires / Quant il devoit dire ses heures; / Si sai Richait, si sai Renart .
The principal airframe manufacturers involved are Airbus, Eads-Casa, Turkey's Tusas Aerospace Industries (TAI) and Belgium's Flabel
Other shares will be held by Flabel
in Belgium, Turkish Aerospace Industries and Italy's Finmeccanica.
3 trillion," says Tom Wallace, Flabel
"There's a huge youth demographic that's adopting new trends and demanding Western brands in mass volume.
The first EU-wide study to provide insight into current exposure of consumers to nutrition information on food and drink labels, known as FLABEL
(Food Labelling to Advance Better Education for Life), found tabular/linear nutrition information on a large majority of products in five product categories (ready meals, carbonated soft drinks, yoghurts, breakfast cereals and sweet biscuits) across 84 retail stores in EU-27 and Turkey.
The first stage of the FLABEL
(Food Labelling to Advance Better Education for Life) project found GDAs were the most prevalent front-of-pack information throughout member states and appear on 25% of products, ranging from 2% in Turkey to 63% in the UK.
The other shareholders are EADS-CASA, FLABEL
of Belgium and Turkish Aerospace Industries.