Established Europe’s first working group whose goal is to research how the regulatory apparatus can better respond to new scientific evidence about the safety of chemical substances, and lobby for appropriate reforms to improve scientific review processes.

  • Convened and facilitated the first meeting of stakeholders concerned with the objectivity of EU scientific review processes
  • Aided communications of the group with opinion pieces in Brussels media and created a science and policy news and peer-reviewed publications archive
  • Setting up the group has demonstrated to US funders that appetite for work on these issues exists in the EU
  • Currently networking with US and EU stakeholders to establish funding for a dedicated research post to further the group’s objectives
  • Public critique of the European Food Safety Authority’s handling of science in the decision-making process (such as this article on TTCs) has resulted in EFSA for the first time publicly acknowledging these concerns.

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