Scientist urges food crisis body

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The Independent Online
AN INDEPENDENT advisory body should be set up to prevent a BSE-type crisis happening again, a leading specialist in microbiology said yesterday.

Professor Richard Lacey, who was the first scientist to warn that BSE could spread to humans, said the body was needed to ensure independent research was adequately funded. "I've yet to see any proper proposal of independent academic status in funding research," he said.