20 episodes

Is it safe to eat insects? How many cups of coffee can I have per day? How are human, animal and plant health connected? Can we determine animal welfare standards based on scientific evidence? Take a closer look at some of the key topics that EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority, works on to ensure safe food, through providing independent scientific advice to policy makers.

Science on the Menu: A Food Safety Podcast by EFSA European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

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Is it safe to eat insects? How many cups of coffee can I have per day? How are human, animal and plant health connected? Can we determine animal welfare standards based on scientific evidence? Take a closer look at some of the key topics that EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority, works on to ensure safe food, through providing independent scientific advice to policy makers.

    Prepared for the unexpected

    Prepared for the unexpected

    The EU has one of the safest food systems in the world. But food safety incidents can always happen. If they do, the EU is prepared to react quickly with immediate action. Identifying the source of foodborne disease outbreaks is crucial and national authorities act to ensure consumers are protected. Preparing for the unexpected is the theme of this year’s world food safety day. Join us to learn about the teams in place that respond to food safety incidents and how we stay prepared.
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    • 17 min
    Celiac disease: living without gluten

    Celiac disease: living without gluten

    Over 5 million people in the EU live with celiac disease, a condition for which the only treatment is a gluten-free diet. Why do some people have it? We still don’t fully know. A tool for screening for proteins in foods is a new milestone. As we celebrate celiac disease awareness day, join us on this exploration of the gut and how research is shedding new insight into our diets, which could give hope for celiac disease and allergy patients.  
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    • 18 min
    A life leading on food safety

    A life leading on food safety

    Food safety has come a long way since the years of numerous crises in the 1990s. The EU established an independent risk assessor at EU level and developed new ways of working. But is the current system enough to manage future threats to the health of humans, animals and the environment? Fake news, new technologies, future pandemics – what challenges and opportunities do they bring? Tune in to hear the views of one of the EU's leading figures on food safety.
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    • 22 min
    Joining forces for humans, animals, environment: One Health (II)

    Joining forces for humans, animals, environment: One Health (II)

    Our wellbeing depends on the health of animals, plants and our environment. What affects one affects all the others, and increasingly so. A One Health perspective is about joining forces to find integrated solutions to common challenges such as climate change and antibiotic resistance. Join us for part II of o joint podcast episode on One Health with four other EU scientific agencies. Whether it's safeguarding access to life-saving medicines or combating the next pandemics, a One Health approach will be essential to how our society navigates the future.
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    • 21 min
    Joining forces for humans, animals, environment: One Health

    Joining forces for humans, animals, environment: One Health

    Our wellbeing depends on the health of animals, plants and our environment. What affects one affects all the others, and increasingly so. A One Health perspective is about joining forces to find integrated solutions to common challenges such as climate change and antibiotic resistance. Join us to hear from experts at five EU scientific agencies about how we can put One Health into practice. Whether it's safeguarding access to life-saving medicines or combating the next pandemics, a One Health approach will be essential to how our society navigates the future. 
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    • 23 min
    Mice or men: Beyond animal testing

    Mice or men: Beyond animal testing

    Animal testing has helped keep us safe for over 60 years since it was first introduced. But recent advances in data modelling now offer a better and more ethical alternative. Tune in to find out more! Join us on a journey that starts with a tragic incident resulting in birth defects, to laws requiring animal tests on new substances, to a glimpse of a future without animal testing.
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    • 14 min

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