The European Food Safety Authority and GM lobbyists | Public Service Europe

In recent months, the European Food Safety Authority has been criticised over conflicts of interest among panel and board members, and over the science it uses. Nevertheless, this week came the news that the European Commission has nominated one of Europe’s chief food industry cheerleaders Mella Frewen – who is also a former Monsanto employee – for a position on the management board of EFSA. Ironically, this was the same week that EFSA itself came forward with an improved policy to reduce conflicts of interest in the organisation. The management board plays an important role in EFSA – approving, for instance, its working programme and deciding which scientists are selected for the expert panels. Continue reading…

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