Burning Ice

Discussing the EU policy-lobby-research complex


In May last year the EU came up with a new proposal for a law on seeds. It plays straight into the hands of the large seed companies and is a direct threat to small-scale agriculture and biodiversity. Also the EU’s Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is criticised because some of its administrators also have jobs in food multinationals and food industry lobby groups.

With Bart Staes, a.o.
Interview by David Cronan