Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

EFSA

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)  plays a key role in the authorisation of thousands of products ending up in the food chain (GMOs, pesticides, food additives, nanotech products). In this section, CEO lists numerous recommendations for radical change at EFSA, both regarding the science used, and the independence of the experts, management board and staff. The below video is an educational tool explaining in 3 minutes what the major problems at EFSA are. (Also available in French or with Spanish subtitles here).

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The corporate lobby tour

This May is dense on the EU chemicals regulation front. Crunch time for two major files: the European Commission needs to publish the identification criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals, and together with EU States must decide how, or not, renew the market approval of glyphosate, an herbicide produced and defended by Monsanto. Last week, the Professor Alan Boobis happened to be involved in both.

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A telling mistake

Ms Barbara Gallani, who will become EFSA's Director for Communications from 1 May, was up until late March 2016 working for the largest lobby group for the food and drink industry in the UK, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

The EU Food Safety Authority refuses to disclose new Director's Declaration of Interests and its own assessment of this person's interests.

An Open Letter to the European Parliament's Budget Control Committee

Stop the Crop

Alternative Trade Mandate