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The biotechnological food revolution: Exploring the governance issues

Thorpe, Andy, Robinson, Catherine (2004) The biotechnological food revolution: Exploring the governance issues. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 3 (1-2). pp. 11-32. ISSN 1462-4605. (doi:10.1504/IJARGE.2004.004643) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:39166)

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Abstract

Although advocates of genetically modified (GM) crops argue that such technology can enhance food output volumes, critics of the technology raise a number of concerns about the long-term effects of introducing GM inputs into the food chain. This paper reviews the evolution of GM food technology and identifies the scientific risks - to the consumer and the environment - arising from the cultivation of such crops. It then considers the domestic legislative and international governance framework within which GM products are commercialised, highlighting the current conflict between the precautionary EU and the 'substantially equivalent' US approaches to risk assessment. We argue that these fundamentally different approaches are likely to seriously impede attempts to derive global standards for the commercialisation of GM crops and foodstuffs.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1504/IJARGE.2004.004643
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: AD - Department of Economics, University of Portsmouth, Richmond Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth, P01 2UP, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Natl. Inst. Economic and Social Res., 2 Dean Trench Street, SW1P 3HE, London, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Postgraduate Economics Department, Honduran National State University, Honduras [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Natl. Inst. Economic and Social Res., United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] JA - Int. J. Agric. Resour. Gov. Ecol. [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Biotechnology, Codex Alimientarius, Food, Genetically modified organisms, International standards, agricultural policy, biotechnology, crop production, genetically modified organism, legislation, risk assessment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Tracey Pemble
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2014 14:48 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39166 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Robinson, Catherine: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8861-4880
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