Saturday, January 10, 2004
The Scotch Salmon matter will run a bit. Salmon farms are quite likely to be in LD seats so we have a duty to be aware of the pressures on some MPs and MSPs who will have producer interests to care for. Keeping this in mind, we need to make sure that the wider consumer interests get responsible debate.
The scientific arguments as ever come across as slighly baffling when press reported. For me this highlights the need for LibDems campaigners nationally to have some framework of technical and scientific advice. On risk assessment for example. On a wider front, relief at the Existance of the Food Standards authority. DEFRA wouldn't be so credible.