The proposed European Food Authority must have greater powers and resources than currently envisaged, said Unilever chairman Niall FitzGerald. Speaking at the Centenary of the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development conference in Dublin, he said: "The present food regulation situation in Europe could hardly be worse. Recent controversies have damaged public confidence in the industry." He wants the EFA to have a defined role in crisis management and the ability to handle clashes between the scientific and political community. {{NEWS }}