“Identifying food safety research priorities is something that is crucial for EFSA [European Food Safety Authority] and we are committed to contributing actively. Our recent report on Food Safety Regulatory Research Needs 2030, sets out research priorities over the next 10 years,” said EFSA chief scientist Marta Hugas. The EFSA publication looks at how research can stimulate innovation, how science can be communicated effectively to society and how to provide safe food for a growing world population.
Major outcomes of the commission’s project will be transnational research programs, the alignment of national and EU research agendas, and the creation of a Food Safety Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) to address consumers’ expectations, emerging technologies and policy priorities.
The platform will include information on food safety research and improve coherence between national and EU funding in food safety research. It will also facilitate new approaches to communication on food safety.
The deadline for applications is January 22, 2020.
Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its annual Technology Transfer Report, which highlights agricultural innovations from scientists and researchers that are solving problems for America’s farmers, ranchers, foresters, and consumers; and creating opportunities for American businesses.
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine suggests that foods that produce sulfuric, phosphoric, or organic acids, may increase the mortality risk of cancer survivors with a past history of smoking.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Bayer AG said it would pay up to $10.9 billion to settle tens of thousands of lawsuits with U.S. plaintiffs alleging the company’s Roundup herbicide causes cancer, a milestone in the German company’s legal battle that has been weighing down its share price for nearly two years.
A common food additive, recently banned in France but allowed in the United States and many other countries, was found to significantly alter gut microbiota in mice, causing inflammation in the colon and changes in protein expression in the liver, according to research published in Small.
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