The paradox of progress
The agri-foodstuffs sector is subject to increasingly stringent regulations, standards, monitoring procedures and quality control. Yet recent years have brought some dramatic failings in the form of BSE, dioxins, listerioris and salmonella. A brief analysis of a crisis of confidence which sometimes runs deep.
From the farm to the fork
The spotlight on the Union's responsibility at every stage of the agri-foodstuffs chain and future research prospects in this field.
Communication: a challenge and a duty
Consumer concerns about food safety and their level of confidence in the information provided on the subject are a major challenge for European politicians and scientists.