Farmers across Europe need to operate within an enabling regulatory regime that is fit for purpose and supports a productive agricultural sector, while protecting the environment and public health. Agriculture has a bright and innovative future. But this requires access to the technological advances that are on the horizon to ensure that farm businesses are not only given the support they need to survive and thrive now, but they start to plan and prepare for the future. In order to develop the tools agriculture needs and to ensure both food safety and security, science must be at the heart of policy making. A strong evidence base is essential to ensure sound policies and robust decision making.
Science and Innovation
Policy must be science and evidence led with proportionate, risk-based approaches to encourage innovation and improve competitiveness