Comments on: Agriculture expert: A ‘third body’ is needed between science and EU politicians https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/interview/agriculture-expert-a-third-body-is-needed-between-science-and-eu-politicians/ EU news and policy debates across languages Tue, 28 Aug 2018 21:27:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: simon.ward@increment.co.uk https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/interview/agriculture-expert-a-third-body-is-needed-between-science-and-eu-politicians/#comment-331554 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:10:04 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=interview&p=1190213#comment-331554 What a joy. A positive and sound assessment. While a politician might feel that there is conflict between the evidence and popular opinion we elected politicians to make judgements and not to impose rules not supported by the evidence. I suspect the problem is lack of faith in the politicians to do this not helped by increasing polarisation. I am not convinced that there should be an intermediary organisation since politicians already fill that role. There may be a role for further explanation – and if all fails labelling to allow all parties to obtain what they seek.

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