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Food wastage home

It is estimated by the FAO that each year, one-third of produced for all food human consumption in the world is lost or wasted. This has impacts for food security and for the environment. More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2013 by the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO):"Food wastage footprint – Impact on natural resources" 

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Climate Change (2013) home

"Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis" is a comprehensive assessment of the physical aspects of climate change, which puts a focus on the elements that are relevant to understand past, document current, and project future climate change. More...

This Digest is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2013 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):"Climate Change 2013: Technical Summary" 

Latest EU Summary

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles home

Are sunscreens with titanium dioxide nanoparticles safe? More...

The answers to these questions are a faithful summary of the scientific opinion produced in 2014 by Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS):"Opinion on titanium dioxide (nano form) COLIPA n° S75'" 

Climate impact of shale gas home

What are the greenhouse gas emissions and climate implications of shale gas exploitation? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2012 by the European Commission Environment DG (EC DG ENVI):"AEA: Climate impact of potential shale gas production in the EU" 

Cadmium home

How does cadmium affect human health and the environment? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2010 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):"Final review of scientific information on cadmium" 

Aspartame Reevaluation home

Aspartame is a sweetener that is in use for several decades.

The latest data has recently been reviewed by the European Food Safety Authority in the context of a systematic re-evaluation of all food additives in use in Europe. More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2013 by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA):"Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of aspartame (E 951) as a food additive" 

Antibiotic resistance home

The misuse of antibiotics has led to the emergence of resistant bacteria. What has caused it and how can the spread of resistance be limited? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2014 by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO):"" 

Vaccines home

Vaccination saves millions of lives each year. How do they work and is there still progress to be made? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2014 by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO):"" 

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