Every day, policies are made according to important technical decisions. These decisions are made after considering the advice of industrial lobbies. Something is missing in the debate: civil society. Our proposal seeks to favour the emergence of civic information watchdogs emanating from civil society. These civic information watchdogs will allow politicians to be informed about the consequences of their decisions prior to crucial techno-scientific choices. They are equally useful after decisions have been made in order to follow their consequences in real-time and to reorient the policy in question towards current needs. The European Union can and should support and recognize these civic watchdogs.
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Post written by Inf’OGM, “civic information watchdog on GMOs”Author : Challenge for Europe