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ANSES at the 2017 Paris International Agricultural Show: Science for day-to-day protection

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News of 16/02/2017

The Paris International Agricultural Show is an important annual showcase for ANSES. Each year, it gives the Agency an opportunity to come and meet the public and offer them comprehensive information on its health and safety recommendations. For this 54th edition of the Show, ANSES is proposing to take visitors to the very heart of the scientific world through participation in various activities, with the aim of better understanding how science protects us all on a daily basis. Bring friends and family to meet the ANSES scientists and ask all your questions!


Fun, educational activities

For the duration of the Show, ANSES's scientists are offering four fun, educational workshops:

  • You have surely heard of Lyme disease. Come and learn how a tick transmits this disease from animals to humans.
  • To identify the bacteria or viruses that cause disease, in humans, animals and plants, ANSES scientists analyse their DNA. Using cells taken from inside your own mouth, come and try these methods out.
  • The notions of “antibody”, “immune response” and “pathogen” will all be explained!
  • How can we be sure that a food is safe to eat? Try an experiment on antibiotic screening in milk...

Workshops intended for parents and children alike, telling the captivating story of little "Dino Zor", a lively character who will teach you all about the importance of exercise for staying healthy.

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


Two new attractions this year

An area devoted to professionals, suitable for meetings and discussions about the Agency's work: missions concerning the placing on the market of regulated products, worker protection, tools provided for professionals, etc.

ANSES scientists will be giving two presentations in the Professional Village :

  • Monday 27 February, from 15:30 to 16:00, Laurent Laloux, Director of the Laboratory for Food Safety, will explain how food safety stakeholders have to coordinate their efforts to address the constant and rapid changes in food systems, to ensure better prevention and control of risks to consumers.
  • Wednesday 1 March, from 15:30 to 16:00, Gilles Salvat, Director of Animal Health and also Director of the Ploufragan-Plouzané Laboratory, will give an update of current knowledge on avian influenza viruses.


See you there from 25 February to 5 March 2017

Parc des Expositions, Hall 4, Aisle D, Stand 114

Porte de Versailles, Paris 15th arrondissement

Metro line 12, Tram T3, Bus line 80, station Porte de Versailles