Two academics have looked at the scale of declared conflicts of interest (COIs) in UK food policy-making agencies.

Erik Millstone, from the University of Sussex, and Tim Lang, of the Centre for Food Policy, City University London, assessed COIs at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). They said if the FSA is to eliminate and avoid corporate capture, its board and advisory committees should not include anyone with COIs that deserve to be declared.

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