Commission proposes 600m Euro for food safety research

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The Commission has proposed an increase of 100 million Euro in
spending on food safety research and quality in the European Union.
In the current EU framework...

The Commission has proposed an increase of 100 million Euro in spending on food safety research and quality in the European Union. In the current EU framework programme for research around 500 million Euro are spent on food safety and quality alone. In a statement of Friday the European Commission announced that it has so far funded 120 projects on food worth 177 million Euro and 220 projects on agriculture worth 341 million Euro. The new research framework Programme (2002-2006) will also take account of concerns voiced by citizens the Commission proposal foresees a budget of 600 million Euro for research into food safety and health risks. The Commission was keen to stress that the laboratories of the Joint Research Centre's laboratory for health and consumer affairs currently conducts research in the fields of food safety, GMOs and risk assessment of consumer goods. This research effort is part of a larger picture, the Commission states, that aims to create networks of scientific excellence and competence in the food safety sector. The Commission's policy is to realise a European Research Area in the field of food-related research. Projects currently in action include: the preservation of frozen food quality and safety throughout the distribution chain; the European network for research co-ordination in organic farming; and the evaluation of the prevalence of the Coeliac Disease and its genetic components in the European population. Source: The European Commission

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