Andrew Wadge

“I support this wholeheartedly: openness to challenge isn’t just good policy, it’s good science. Scientific understanding only moves forward by scrutiny, discussion, testing and disproof.

"At the FSA, being open, transparent and science- and evidence-based are core principles, and I think we measure up to this challenge pretty well – but we’re always open to suggestions on how we can do better. I hope people will be inspired by this campaign. We’re happy to take our share of scrutiny and publicly provide evidence to justify the decisions we make.”

Andrew Wadge is the former Chief Scientist of the Food Standards Agency.

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