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September 21st, 2006

EU's food agency battles attempts to hijack science

Science and politics make poor bedfellows. Just ask Herman Koeter, deputy executive director at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which has felt the push and pull of national politics ever since the agency began operating four years ago.

“Our challenge is indeed to maintain the separation of risk assessment and risk management – indeed our independence,” he told delegates yesterday at the International Union of Food Science & Technology's annual conference, held this year in Nantes.


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