A meeting of the Consumer Committee in Brussels last Friday (September 21) has resulted in the EU expressing support for a consumer voice in the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Franz Fischler, Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, stated: "Everybody has strong views on where we have to go in food production and agriculture in the future and we cannot ignore that the discussion on food safety and food quality touches on the basic issues of our lives. It raises the question of what we eat every day.