Panel 6 - Animal experimentation

"Nutrition research", about the effects of single or compound nutrients, is often conducted on animals, chemicals used in food (as additives, preservatives, and so on) are always tested on animals, basic research on human illnesses caused by a poor nutrition and lifestyle is done on animal "models", and drugs intended to cure such diseases are themselves tested on animals for safety and effectiveness. Even human psychological disorders related to nutrition, like anorexia, are studied on animals.

In this panel, documents are collected in order to critically analyze the use of animal models for this kind of studies in particular, and for studying human disease and response to drugs in general. This is a useful, indeed necessary thing to do because the use of animals, however prevalent, has never been officially validated.