Top 5 -yesterday
- UK: Grower reduces greenhouse temperature by more than 6°C during heatwave with no cooling, fog systems
- Understanding the profitability of your greenhouse
- Agave: The new drought-tolerant California crop?
- Patromex and DIDIHU partnership invests in modern plant for value-added coconut substrates
- US: Larry Ellison is feeding Hawaii from his high-tech hydroponic farm on Lanai
Top 5 -last month
- Vertical farming technologies tool in researching and fighting diseases
- German retailer Kaufland and horti-family Reichenspurner open new greenhouse
- "Water is the new gold"
- Growing strawberries from seeds becoming increasingly popular
- Higher productivity and earliness are the story behind these pink greenhouses
EFSA promotes global approach to food safety on China visit
At the 11th China International Food Safety & Quality Conference, which took place in Beijing on 1-2 November, EFSA’s Executive Director, Bernhard Url, set the tone. He called for a global approach to food safety in an increasingly complex environment characterised by new risks, declining societal trust and shrinking public budgets.
In his keynote speech, which was well received by the nearly 700 international participants, Dr Url said: “Global challenges require global solutions. To address the challenges and opportunities faced by food safety regulators all around the world, we need to connect, collaborate and co-design common solutions.”
Harmonising risk assessment and communication
Dr Url’s message was taken up in a seminar on the “Global harmonisation of principles and methods for risk assessment of chemicals in food”, jointly organised by EFSA, the China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA), the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES), and the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).
An important milestone towards more global harmonisation was reached with the launch of two new international liaison groups, on methods for risk assessment of chemicals in food and on risk communication.
A workshop on “Global strategic risk communication for food safety”, jointly organised by EFSA, Peking University and CFSA, completed the programme. It brought together international practitioners in the field of communication with Chinese academics to exchange and discuss views.
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