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FAO COUNCIL 2013 Side Event: IPPC Secretariat reinforces the importance of scientific expertise in standard setting process

Posted on Fri, 28 Jun 2013, 19:25

Last week, at the 2013 FAO Council Conference side event, “The role of science in determining international standards in food and agriculture,” Dr. Samuel Godefroy, Vice-Chair of CODEX Alimentarius, provided the audience with three poignant images to consider regarding the role science plays in the development and adoption of international standards: The integration of scientific-based evidence, he described, is as vital as the foundation supporting a large building, an anchor preventing a ship from drifting away, and the roots which firmly maintain the health of a large tree. In an introduction, FAO Deputy Director General Ms Maria Helena Semedo stated ...

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