Laurent Rosso / Director of ENGREF, Deputy Director of AgroParisTech

Last updated on profile page : February 27th, 2013

BIO

A graduate from Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon, Laurent Rosso is Ingénieur en chef des ponts, des eaux et des forêts. He holds a PhD in applied biometrics. He is currently the managing director of the French National School of Rural Engineering, Water Resources and Forestry (École nationale du génie rural, des eaux et des forêts, ENGREF).

Over the last 20 years, as both an expert and a manager, he has worked in the public sector (French food safety agency - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des aliments) and the private sector: large companies such as the Danone Group, but also some small companies and investment funds.

He is the author of about 60 scientific articles.

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By Laurent Rosso on ParisTech Review

The new frontiers of food safety

Society on February 27th, 2013

In modern societies, controlling health risks is a fundamental requirement, especially for such a sensitive field as food. Substantial progress has been made over the last fifty years. However, the horizon seems to recede as we improve our standards. While it is difficult to accept that zero risk is impossible to achieve, new and unknown dangers appear every day. What are the new challenges of our time and how can we meet them?
La maîtrise des risques sanitaires est une exigence fondamentale des sociétés modernes, en particulier dans le domaine sensible de l'alimentation. Les progrès considérables ont été réalisés depuis cinquante ans. Néanmoins, l'horizon semble parfois reculer et des crises surviennent régulièrement. Il reste difficile d'accepter que le risque zéro n'existe pas alors que des dangers apparaissent, dont on n'avait pas conscience jusqu’à présent. Quels sont les défis aujourd'hui, et comment les relever ?

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