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

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

The relicensing procedure for one of the world's most widely used herbicides

Companies who make the pesticide glyphosate refuse to disclose key scientific evidence about its possible risks in the name of trade secrets protection. CEO appeals to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to disclose all the possible original elements of three key scientific studies it used in assessing glyphosate as “unlikely” to cause cancer to humans. We also call MEPs to reject the Trade Secrets Directive in the April 2016 plenary vote on the final text.

Stop the Crop

Alternative Trade Mandate