More than 80 per cent of the national experts involved in the EU’s assessment of the weedkiller glyphosate chose not to disclose their identities to the public, Corporate Europe Observatory has reported.
Only 14 of the 73 national experts who participated in the European Food Safety Authority’s review of the risk assessment of glyphosate, which reported its conclusions in November 2015, agreed that their identities could be disclosed, CEO said on 14 January. The campaign group arrived at the figure through an access-to-documents request it submitted to Efsa.
The risk assessment that was peer reviewed by Efsa was carried out by Germany, and not one of the five experts from Germany that participated in Efsa’s peer review meetings chose to disclose their identity. Of the 14 who did, only five completed a declaration of their interests and just four allowed their declaration to be published, CEO said.