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What comes next in week 4

What will come next in week 4

In week 3 you have learned about the use of biotests in conducting research on EDC. You have seen their importance and their limits, and you have appreciated the complexity of running a research program. At the same time, we hope you are all convinced of the absolute necessity of chemical and biological reserach on EDC in order to assess the impact of these chemicals on our health.

Week 4 will be entitled: Innovations that improve the system

You will have a chance to look and discuss about research activities in a different sector, and in particular those aiming to find technological solutions to the issues we indicated before. There are big efforts to improve materials and texture of packaging, in order to minimize chemical migration into foods/drinks, and in order to eliminate the use of potentially harmful chemicals, while at the same time provide efficient protection, handling and preservation of foods/drinks.

You will explore advantages and disadvantages of new proposed solutions and examine their possible impact on the environment.

You will also recognize the stakeholders involved in this innovation, including research laboratories, food manufacturing and retail industries, and packaging industries working on green and innovative materials.

You will have the chance to listen to two great interviews, conveying interesting information and important messages. One is with Dr. Amparo Lopez Rubio – from Spain – a leader in public research on new materials and bioplastics, the second is with the CEO of the EcoPack – Italy – a company making a good business in designing, manufacturing and selling alternative, non-plastic, natural packaging for foods, drinks and cooking.

Don’t miss these great activities in next week, we hope to see you there.

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