On glyphosate, we must support science-based public policy

Yaël Ossowski
Deputy Director
Consumer Choice Center

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Today, the Consumer Choice Center joined the European Crop Protection Association, COPA-COGECA, Coceral, and Europabio in a signed letter addressed to the European Union’s policymakers considering a ban on glyphosate.

The letter warns that EU policymakers cannot “allow emotion to let us slowly undermine our regulatory process and sleep- walk into a food production crisis in Europe.”

Yaël Ossowski, deputy director of Consumer Choice Center, said the following. “Any effort to ban pesticides which have been deemed safe by European health agencies will only end up raising the cost of food for consumers here and across the world. To that end, we support science-based policy making.”
“The debate over whether evidence-based policymaking should be the guiding mantra for politicians seems to be moot,” said Ossowski.

“There’s an effective and well-funded machine of environmental lobbies and activists pushing bad science to political ends. The London-based Campaign for Science and Engineering called in its summer report for more science advisers and publicly funded agencies to ensure politicians uphold the integrity of scientific research.”
“But more than that, our public institutions should listen more to the scientists and less to the activists funded by public money. Because only science-based public policy will bring the progress that all consumers deserve,” said Ossowski.

CCC’s Deputy Director is available to speak with accredited media about science-based policy and consumer choice issues. Please send media inquiries HERE.

The CCC represents consumers in over 100 countries across the globe. We closely monitor regulatory trends in Ottawa, Washington, Brussels, Geneva and other hotspots of regulation, and inform and activate consumers to fight for #ConsumerChoice. Learn more at consumerchoicecenter.org.

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