EFSA and GMO decision making
Under the Food and Feed Regulation (1829/2003), the European Food Safety Authority, plays a central role in the assessment of GM crops and foods intended for marketing. GeneWatch UK is concerned that the manner in which this is undertaken does not acknowledge uncertainties in the science and assumptions that are made in how they determine the level of risk. Criticism has also come from member states over the way in which the EFSA conducts its risk assessment.
Here you can find briefings detailing GeneWatch's concerns and links to other relevant information.
- External links
- CEO: Unhappy meal. The European Food Safety Authority's independence problem (23rd October 2013)
- PAN Europe: Can a science director at food authority EFSA with an industry background be neutral on science? (10th September 2013)
- TestBiotech: A Playground of the Biotech Industry? (November 2012)
- Corporate Europe Observatory and Earth Open Source: Conflicts on the Menu (February 2012)
- Press articles