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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety




Updated on 21/02/2017

ANSES at the 2017 Paris International Agricultural Show

From 25/02/2017 to 05/03/2017

Place : Parc des expositions - Porte de Versailles

Public : Open to all

Science for day-to-day protection



ANSES has participated in the Paris Agricultural Show ever since it was founded. This year, it is proposing a variety of educational workshops, story-telling and interactive quizzes to help families understand how science protects us all on a daily basis.


Four fun educational workshops for children aged 4 to 15 and available on all 10 days of the show.

  • You have surely heard of Lyme disease. Come and learn how it is transmitted from animals to humans through its vector, the tick.
  • Mouth swabs will be taken to help parents and children better understand how ANSES's scientists identify diseases through DNA testing.
  • An experiment on the antibiotic screening of milk will be a fun opportunity for children and adults to learn about the various stages required to ensure that food is safe.
  • Lastly, the notions of “antibody”, “immune response” and “pathogen” will be explained on the Agency's stand, and you can watch a hands-on demonstration of the methods used to diagnose animal diseases.

A wide range of activities

Come listen to Au pays des bulles (“In the Land of Bubbles”), a poetic tale intended to teach children about the importance of exercise to stay healthy (approximately 10 minutes)

The ANSES stand will also feature quizzes to take as a family or with friends, films illustrating the Agency's work, and much more.

An area fully devoted to professionals

This area, which is new this year, will be conducive to meetings and discussions about the Agency's work: the issuing of marketing authorisations for regulated products, worker protection, tools for professionals, etc.

Our scientists will be giving two presentations in the Professional Village.

  • Monday 27 February, from 15:30 to 16:00,on coordinated efforts by food safety stakeholders to ensure better prevention and control of risks to consumers, to deal with the constant and rapid changes in food systems.
  • Wednesday 1 March, from 15:30 to 16:00, to provide an update of current knowledge on avian influenza viruses.
Hall 4 / Aisle D / Stand no. 114