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    SAFE member National R&D Institute for Food Bioresources, IBA in Romania is organising this conference which will take place under the Romanian presidency of the European Union.

    The intention is to create a supportive environment for establishing new collaborations in the field of agri-food research that share the same ideas as the Food 2030 initiative.

    The main aim of the event is to raise awareness about sustainable production and consumption, to minimize food waste and to transform agrofood by products and residues into new raw materials for different purposes with an environmentally friendly approach.

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    As in previous years, this event will bring together key stakeholders from all along several food chains including manufacturers, suppliers, regulators and the experts that support them. Highlights of the event will include case study experiences. Networking opportunities will be plentiful as representatives from major food and beverage producers, suppliers and retailers participate.

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  • INCREaSE 2019: 9-11 Oct 2019

    SAFE consortium will participate in the International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXIst Century to be held at the University of Algarve in Faro PT from 8-11 October 2019.

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SAFE consortium Endocrine Disruption Workshop of March 2011

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:49

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The SAFE consortium seminar 'Endocrine Disruptive Effects of Pesticides from Low Dose Exposure: Evidence for Non-Monotonic Dose- Response Curves?' was held 15 and 16 March 2011 in Martin's Central Park Hotel, Brussels BELGIUM. Scientists from academia and industry as well as representatives from the Commission made this a very successful event. On 15 and 16 March 2011, 35 experts met in Brussels to hear the latest scientific research and to discuss current opinions on the effects of non-monotonic dose-responses following low dose dietary exposure to endocrine-active pesticide residues. Representatives from academia, industry, government and non-profit organisations participated in a workshop combining expert lectures, an open debate and breakout sessions.

The workshop was organised such that seven presentations by experts with specialties in different aspects of low dose endocrine effects was followed by an open discussion and then a breakout group session. Each of three breakout groups discussed a question posed to them by the workshop organisers and then gave a short presentation on their response to the question and the discussions that surrounded it in their group. During the workshop wrap-up, participants indicated that current evidence for low dose endocrine effects from pesticide residues is lacking and suggested a thorough literature search and rigorous review of the available data as well as specific guidelines for future research including methods to test reproducibility.

The workshop was the second in a series organized by the SAFE consortium in response to pesticide regulations recently introduced by the European Parliament which contain, for the first time, specific reference to endocrine disrupting properties. However there is not a clear consensus on how to identify and evaluate endocrine disrupting properties and no guidance yet provided in the new European Regulation. By December 2013, a draft of the specific scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine disrupting properties is to be presented by the European Commission and this workshop was organized to stimulate an informed debate in which scientific results could be presented, interpreted and discussed relevant to their application in legislation.

A summary of the first workshop on this topic, which took place in November 2009, has been published in Environment International and a full summary of this workshop is being prepared for publication.

Download the Programme here.

Download the Programme book, including speaker abstracts here.

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