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Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms: Comparative Approaches

Edited by: Luc Bodiquel, Michael Cardwell

ISBN13: 9780199542482
Published: April 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £73.00

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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 edited collection provides a novel contribution to the ongoing debate, recognising that the legislative environment is complicated by forces as varied as national public opinion and world trade commitments. The first of these addresses the influence in this context of both civil society and economic imperatives.

The second part is directed more specifically to the measures that have been implemented in the European Union, considering multi-level governance, wider aspects of food law, co-existence with conventional and organic crops, and environmental liability.

The third part is comparative in focus, with chapters covering the diverse regimes implemented in Africa, Australia, North America and South America.

Environmental Law
Introduction , Luc Bodiguel and Michael Cardwell
Politics and Economics
1. The Public and GMOs , Luc Bodiguel and Michael Cardwell
2. GMOs: a Cost-Benefit Analysis , Christophe Charlier and Egizio Valceschini
3. GMOs and Risk , Karen Morrow
The European Union
4. Multi-level Governance of GMOs in the European Union: Ambiguity and Heirarchy , Maria Lee
5. The Regulatory Regime , Marine Friant-Perrot
6. Co-existense: the European Community Regime , Margaret Rosso Grossman
7. Co-existence: National Implementation , Luc Bodiguel, Michael Cardwell, Ana Carretero Garcia and Domenico Viti
8. Environmental Liability , Christopher Rodgers
Global Interpretations
9. Africa , Fikremarkos Merso
10. Canada , Jane Glenn
11. MERCOSUR , Silva Gilli
12. United States , Margaret Rosso Grossman
World Trade Implications
13. GMOs and World Trade - the Biotech Case , Joe McMahon
14. GM Regulation and International Law , Duncan French
Conclusion , Luc Bodiguel and Michael Cardwell ;