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Scientific Panels

The Scientific Panels comprise about 100 independent experts. They are responsible for VKM's risk assessment work including delivering scientific opinions. The panels focus on various areas of the food chain, and are supported logistically and scientifically by the VKM secretariat.

Is there a connection between linden trees and bumblebee death?

Is there a connection between linden trees and bumblebee death?

Dead bumblebees under linden trees (Tilia) have gained increased awareness during the past few years. However, the observations of dead bumblebees is not a new phenomenon. The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) have assessed the potential connection between Tilia and bumblebee death.
[03.05.2017] Read more
Risk assessments of

Published risk assessments by 27.04.2017:

Risk assessments of "other substances" in food supplements and energy drinks

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has at the request of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority assessed the Health risk of 41 so-called "other substances" in food supplements and energy drinks.
[27.04.2017] Read more