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EFSA independence validated

International auditors have praised the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) independence and scientific approach to risk assessments. The EFSA’s independence has been questioned by environmentalist groups and others in recent years, particularly in response to its positive safety evaluations of genetically modified crops ( Agrow passim). However, the report, by international auditors Ernst & Young, notes: “Despite criticisms, no major changes in EFSA structures, governance and procedures are needed.”


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