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Food Additives: Breaking News from EFSA’s Open Expert Meeting
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Find out about the latest adoptions and discussions by EFSA’s expert Panel on food additives and nutrient sources added to food.

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An Expert Insight Into the Issue of Microplastics
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We spoke to Dr Andrew Mayes Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, about the growing problem of microplastics, their source, impact and what can be done in the future.

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Data Collection and Exposure Assessment
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Analysing food consumption data and assessing how different groups of people are exposed to substances in food are vital components in evaluating food safety.

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Introducing Intelligent Fingerprinting: Drug Screening at Your Fingertips
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Scientists have developed a revolutionary new fingerprint drug test, the first of its kind in the world.

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How Do Our Bodies Fight Off Dangerous Chemicals?
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UC San Diego's Amro Hamdoun explains how you can think of cells like night clubs. With every substance that a cell encounters it has to decide which to eliminate and which to let in. Since humans have generated over 80,000 synthetic compounds, it's now ever more important to.

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What Are Pesticides and How Do They Get Into Our Food?
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Pesticides play an important role in maintaining yields of agricultural crops. However, the residues from pesticides can potentially be harmful to humans if they get into the food we eat. A pesticides expert at EFSA explains the measures that are in place to reduce the risks.

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Eggshell Nanostructure and Implications for Food Safety
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How is it that fertilized chicken eggs manage to resist fracture from the outside, while at the same time, are weak enough to break from the inside during chick hatching? It's all in the eggshell's nanostructure.

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Bees Under Siege: Making Sense of Multiple Stressors
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Bees are an important link in the global food-chain. However, modern agricultural practices, chemicals, predators, diseases: they are all damaging to bees. But what happens when bees are exposed to more than one stressor simultaneously? EFSA is trying to find out.

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14 Amazing Forensic Science Techniques
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Here are 14 of the most amazing science techniques and technology that lets us carbon date and even do age progression!

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The Chemistry Behind Making the Best of Cheap Hot Chocolate
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This week, it's the everyday chemistry of hot cocoa powder. From the chocolate mix to the milk, these science-inspired life hacks should help improve your cold weather pick-me-up.

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