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Fraunhofer Research News December II

English summary of December research news from the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

Leaders in occupational safety,A lathe operator is injured and his employer faces charges of negligence - the company didn't realize that certain safety regulations had changed. A new Web portal provides information on the latest statutory requirements and automatically alerts users to relevant changes. African sweetener,Natural substances discovered in tropical rainforests are often later produced using genetically modified organisms in industrial fermentation processes. But in Ghana, a facility will soon be set up to extract one of the world's sweetest flavor enhancers from native plants. The natural way to keep houses warm,Winter reveals just how well insulated a home is. A German government program to promote the use of renewable resources also encourages the wider use of natural insulation materials in buildings by providing information and offering cash subsidies.,