Most of doctors if not all of them, recommend the consumption of fruits and vegetables for a better health.
However, the question that is raised is: “are we protected from the use of pesticides and other xenobiotics in our food?”.
A consortium of 19 European universities with the participation of Toxplus SA is trying to answer this fundamental question.
The main objective of SFERA is to develop an integrated tiered testing strategy for assessing the risk from the exposure of the European population to multiple chemicals/reactive/bioactive compounds in the food chain when combined with the benefits of the various dietary patterns in Europe.
HORIZON 2020 – WORK PROGRAMME 2014-2015
Title of Proposal: Safety of Food via combined Exposure and Risk Assessment (SFERA)
Professor Tsatsakis is Director at the Toxicology Science and Research Centre in the Department of Forensic Sciences of the Medical School in the University of Crete and The University Hospital.