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Abstract

The study's objective was to identify precise and manageable research priorities, which strengthen specific areas in the food sector. For this purpose, a group of high-level experts met for two workshops in Seville, Spain. They identified the most important areas for the future of the European food sector and derived from this a series of research priorities for European food safety and food technology. These results are documented in this report. The overriding outcome of the entire research activity is the need to focus on the end consumer as the most important element in the food chain, and to re-construct the single elements of the food production and distribution process from the consumers perspective in other words to develop a reversed food chain thinking in the areas Consumer Science, Food Safety and Health and Basic Food Science.

This report is published by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES). The full text is available online at:ftp://ftp.jrc.es/pub/EURdoc/eur20416en.pdf

Additional information

Authors: WOLF O, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);NILSAGÅRD H, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20416 EN (2002), pp.54. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
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