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Fuente: EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)
Historically, safety assessments of chemicals in food and feed (as well as for medicines, consumer products, industrial and other chemicals) have relied on evidence from animal experiments. This core practice in evaluating risks from chemicals has, by and large, ensured the safety of our food since the 1950s.However, society and scientists are increasingly questioning this practice, both for ethical and scientific reasons. We all want to reduce the suffering of the animals – improvements have been made in recent years thanks to promotion of the three Rs – to replace, reduce, and refine animal...