In China, counterfeit goods often “slip under the radar”. In August 2016, 319 pigs contaminated by prohibited drugs, including salbutamol and clenbuterol, were discovered in southeast China. Blockchain technology provides a solution in boosting consumer confidence, as it allows to verify the origin of the meat in seconds.
University of Otago researchers have broken new ground in the area of food allergies, with a study showing that personality traits impact people living with a food allergy published in the international open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology.
Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have probably already infiltrated your home — and unlike most common chemicals, recent research from Harvard suggests that these substances could have a real and visible effect on your body.
Right now, it’s hard to know whether you’ve eaten something that contains E. coli, salmonella or other foodborne bacteria until you’re frantically looking for the closest bathroom. But a team of food scientists at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst have developed technology that could warn you about potentially contaminated food and keep you from taking a single forkful. And – best of all – preventing food poisoning could be as simple as buying a $30 smartphone accessory.
A “mistrust” of scientific advancement is “holding back” science-based innovation in the European food sector, European health and food safety commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis warned yesterday (23 February).Speaking at an event organised by think tank Ambrosetti Club Europe, Andriukaitis said: “I firmly believe that public mistrust of science is actually holding us back in a number of key areas.”
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