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).

EFSA is responsible for the risk assessment of all issues related to food and feed safety including genetically engineered plants, pesticides and food additives.

However, a short report published by CEO and Beelife titled "OPERA Research Center, a front group for the pesticide industry in the bee debate", attached to the letter, shows that this list needs urgent and critical revision.

Press release by Corporate Europe Observatory & Testbiotech

 

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