Scientific consultative body to advise on agricultural policy
Question for written answer E-002320/2022
to the Commission
Tom Vandenkendelaere (PPE)
In its answer to question E-001383/2022, the Commission pointed to the role of the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR), which is particularly useful in setting the agenda for agricultural research and advisory services in the EU. However, a scientific consultative body qualified to assess the problems facing agriculture is also needed to advise on responses to current challenges in this sector. Indeed, such expert advice is singularly lacking compared with the work being done by EFSA in the field of food safety.
- 1.Does the Commission agree that a European scientific advisory body is needed to fill this gap by providing expert guidance in the field of agricultural policy?
- 2.Will it proceed to set up such a body?