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The Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms: Comparative Approaches
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The Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms: Comparative Approaches

Luc Bodiguel and Michael Cardwell

Abstract

The regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) continues to generate controversy. On the one hand, they are actively promoted by the biotechnology industry as vital to ensuring food security. Yet, on the other hand, consumer resistance persists, not least in the European Union, and such lack of confidence extends not just to GM food itself but also to the regulatory regime, where legal issues are inextricably linked with economics and politics. This book provides a novel contribution to the ongoing debate, recognizing that the legislative environment is complicated by forces as ... More

Keywords: genetically modified organisms, regulation, comparative law, civil society, cost-benefit analysis, risk, European Union, food law, multi-level governance, coexistence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199542482
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542482.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luc Bodiguel, editor
Chargé de Recherche at CNRS

Michael Cardwell, editor
Professor of Agricultural Law at the University of Leeds

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Contents

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Introduction

Michael Cardwell

Part I The Public, Economics, and Risk

Part II THE EUROPEAN UNION

Part III REGULATION BEYOND THE EUROPEAN UNION

Part IV INTERNATIONAL IMPLICATIONS

Conclusion

Luc Bodiguel

End Matter