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The volume gives an overview on how legislators all over the world have come up with different legal solutions for governing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and food security and provides a compact summary of the existing regulations in this field. In a comparative legal approach, a general report analyses and compares these various national and supranational legal systems. It closely follows the newest developments at the interface between genetic engineering law and food law.

The emergence of a new technology usually leads to fundamental questions as to how the law should respond to it. The regulation of genetically modified organisms is a prime example, they have been discussed controversially ever since they were subject of legislation and regulation. In particular, this applies to the use of GMOs in food production. There is a variety of interesting legislations and a differentiated width of legal frameworks on international, supranational (EU) and national level to be found. The different regulations that thereby came to light are evidence of the various opinions and policies the societies and states have developed on this matter. It is this variety of regulations the volume examines, primarily on the basis of national reports that were handed in concerning the topic of genetic technology and food security at the occasion of the XIX International Congress of Comparative Law.
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  • Paperback | 437 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 23.11mm | 688g
  • Cham, Switzerland
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
  • 1 Illustrations, color; XIII, 437 p. 1 illus. in color.
  • 331979566X
  • 9783319795669

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The volume gives an overview on how legislators all over the world have come up with different legal solutions for governing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and food security and provides a compact summary of the existing regulations in this field. In a comparative legal approach, a general report analyses and compares these various national and supranational legal systems. It closely follows the newest developments at the interface between genetic engineering law and food law.

The emergence of a new technology usually leads to fundamental questions as to how the law should respond to it. The regulation of genetically modified organisms is a prime example, they have been discussed controversially ever since they were subject of legislation and regulation. In particular, this applies to the use of GMOs in food production. There is a variety of interesting legislations and a differentiated width of legal frameworks on international, supranational (EU) and national level to be found. The different regulations that thereby came to light are evidence of the various opinions and policies the societies and states have developed on this matter. It is this variety of regulations the volume examines, primarily on the basis of national reports that were handed in concerning the topic of genetic technology and food security at the occasion of the XIX International Congress of Comparative Law.
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Table of contents

I. Introduction.- II. Table of Contents.- III. Contributors.- IV. Questionnaire.- V. General Report.- Genetic Technology in the light of food security and food safety; Roland Norer and Christa Preisig.- VI. National Reports.- 1. EU.- Genetic technology and food security - Country Report: Germany; Hans-Georg Dederer.- Policies and regulations in Belgium with regard to genetic technology and food security - Country Report: Belgium; Luc Lavrysen, Frank Maes, Pieter van der Meer.- Genetic technology and food safety - Country Report: Finland; Erkki Hollo.- Regulating Genetically Modified Organisms in Ireland - Laissez faire approach? Country Report: Ireland; Mary Dobbs.- Genetic technology and food security - Country Report: Italy; Alberto Germano, Eva Rook Basile.- 2. EFTA.- Genetic Technology and Food Security - Country Report: Norway; Hans Morten Haugen.- Genetic Technology and Food Safety - Country Report: Switzerland; Christoph Errass.- 3. America.- Genetic Technology and Food Security: A View from the United States - Country Report: USA; Margaret Rosso Grossman.- Genetic technology and food security - Country Report: Canada; Marie-Eve Arbour in collaboration with Steven Hoeung.- Policies and regulations in Mexico with regard to genetic technology and food security - Country Report: Mexico; Claudia Colmenarez Ortiz, Sol Ortiz Garcia.- 4. Asia.- Genetic technology and food safety in Taiwan - Country Report: Taiwan; Anton Ming-Zhi Gao, Katherine Yuhh-Chihh Juang.- Genetic Technology and Food Security - Country Report: The Macau S.A.R. (China); Rostam J. Neuwirth.
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