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Putting evidence at the heart of policy and practice. 26th - 28th September.

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Plant Science Panel

Insecticides, biofuels, GMOs …

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'The Ugly Truth'

by Tracey Brown, director of Sense About Science

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Measuring government transparency

New framework rates use of evidence

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Issues

We monitor public debates, enquiries, science stories in the news, new science legislation and consultations. If we see an issue regularly coming up and we are constantly fire-fighting, or if there are underlying assumptions that would be useful to the discussion, we address these through collaborative projects or responses to specific misconceptions.

Making Sense of...When there is a significant gap between the way that scientists and specialists understand a subject and how it appears to the public, we set up a working group to write a 'Making Sense of…' document. Or we address some specific points in one of our short two-page "Sense About ..." guides.

Use the navigation menu to explore the different projects on specific subjects.