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Leading European experts gather to discuss how to better fight food fraudLeading European experts gather to discuss how to better fight food fraud

The European Commission is co-organising with the Italian Presidency a two day conference, starting 23 October 2014, to raise awareness and promote collaboration between all parties involved in the fight against food fraud.

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Reducing Food Waste: Commissioner Borg visits leading food distribution centre and food bank in BelgiumReducing Food Waste: Commissioner Borg visits leading food distribution centre and food bank in Belgium

To mark World Food Day, Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg visited a leading food distribution centre and food bank to experience first-hand how their cooperation helps to reduce food waste.

SCENIHR opinion on the safety of Metal-on-Metal joint replacements with a particular focus on hip implantsSCENIHR opinion on the safety of Metal-on-Metal joint replacements with a particular focus on hip implants

Stiff joints, aching bones, painful movement - modern medicine has come up with answers to some of the problems of old age. But can some forms of medical interventions like Metal-on-Metal hip and joint replacements actually do more harm than good?

Read the final opinion of the Scientific Committee on Emerging Newly Identified Health Risks on "the safety of Metal-on-Metal joint replacements with a particular focus on hip implants" which takes into consideration the comments received during the public consultation.

Newly published Opinion on definition of SynBio lays foundation for future workNewly published Opinion on definition of SynBio lays foundation for future work

Synthetic Biology's application is full of exciting possibilities, from adapting crops to thrive in barren lands  to growing new organs to save the lives of transplant recipients. And yet all unexplored scientific territories pose potential risks, which is why the Scientific Committees, after this opinion on SynBio definition, are preparing two more opinions on the methodology to determine what, if any, risks SynBio may potentially pose to public health and what type of further research in this field is required.

Commission consults the public on criteria to identify Endocrine DisruptorsCommission consults the public on criteria to identify Endocrine Disruptors

The European Commission has launched an on-line consultation to help define criteria for endocrine disruptors as required by the regulations on biocidal and plant protection products. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interfere with hormone systems, which may lead to harmful effects on health and the environment. Input is sought from stakeholders and the public on various options for the criteria and for their implementation.

All citizens and organisations are invited to contribute to the consultation which will be open until 16 January 2015. Replies to the public consultation will, subject to confidentiality rules, be published following the closure of the consultation.

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