New POST work: January 2020

The POST board has approved 7 new POSTnotes. Strategic approached to ecosystem services, reformulation of food products, testosterone and sports performance, machine learning for environmental remote sensing, marine renewables, natural mitigation of flood risk, food fraud. To contribute please click below on the scope of the topic you are interested in.…

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Approved: Food fraud

A POSTnote on food fraud will examine the different types of food fraud and a summary of its prevalence in the UK and globally. It will look at techniques used to authenticate food and drink and existing regulations and legislation in place to prevent food fraud. It will present the current laboratory capacity for testing food imports in the UK and how this may be impacted upon Brexit. It will explore other potential challenges of Brexit including loss of EU certification schemes and intelligenc…

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New POST work: September 2019

The POST board has approved 10 new POSTnotes. 3D printing in medicine, Algorithms and accountability, An update on autism, Bioenergy and carbon capture and storage, Climate change and aviation, Infrastructure and climate change Online extremism, Screen time in young people, Plant genetic resources, Sustainable cooling.…

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Approved: Civilian drones

Use of drones (unmanned aircraft) is rising for both recreational and commercial applications, with the British Airline Pilots Association recording 117 near misses between aircraft and drones in the UK between January and November 2018. This POSTnote will update PN 479 on Civilian Drones. It will consider current and future uses of drones as well as their regulation. It will consider the role they could play in enforcement and look at anti-drone technologies and their associated technical chall…

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