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News of 22/02/2016
On the occasion of the 53rd International Agricultural Show in Paris, ANSES is inviting the public to come and discover the scientific world of its laboratories by offering entertaining and informative workshops for the whole family. You will thus be able to learn, for instance, that we are surrounded by billions of molecules, that alternatives to pesticides can sometimes be used to combat pests and protect crops, that there are such things as good and bad bacteria, and that some food poisoning can be due to chopping boards not being cleaned properly…
This year again, ANSES will be attending the Paris International Agricultural Show and will be offering various activities for visitors of all ages.
What goes on inside our laboratories
For the 2016 event, ANSES scientists will be demonstrating one of the techniques they use on a daily basis to detect compounds in foods: chromatography. They will also show how a few simple measures can help avoid food poisoning in the home. Lastly, to better understand the risks to plant health posed by pests, the scientists will explain what pesticides are, what they are used for and how, in some cases, alternatives (biocontrol) may be used.
The programme offered by ANSES will enable you to better understand microbiological risks in food, learn some basic concepts of chemistry, or go home with a few tips on sustainable and environmentally-friendly crop production.
All about water and fun with the family
Parents and children, come and listen to the story of two drops of water washed away by a storm, and you will have a better idea of what is needed if we are to protect the environment.
Lastly, do you know how many lumps of sugar are hiding in a can of soda or why we need calcium? How long can you store home-made mayonnaise in the refrigerator? How should hamburgers be eaten? Come and test your knowledge while having fun with the family!
See you there from 27 February to 6 March 2016
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