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When goliaths clash: US and EU differences over the labeling of food products derived from genetically modified organisms

Thorpe, Andy, Robinson, Catherine (2004) When goliaths clash: US and EU differences over the labeling of food products derived from genetically modified organisms. Agriculture and Human Values, 21 (4). pp. 287-298. ISSN 0889-048X. (doi:10.1007/s10460-003-1204-8) (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:39167)

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Abstract

There is a fundamental divergence of opinion between the EU and the US over how food products derived from genetically modified organisms should be labeled. This has less to do with safety, as moves towards the international harmonization of safety standards continue apace, and rather more to do with the consumers' right to know about the origins of the food they are consuming. This paper uses a framework drawn from the global public goods (GPG) literature of economics and the work by international relations theorists on formal international organizations (FIO) to explain why there is presently no global consensus on the manner (voluntary or mandatory) in which GM food products should be labeled. © 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10460-003-1204-8
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: AD - Department of Economics, University of Portsmouth, Richmond Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth, Hants PO1 3DE, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Natl. Inst. for Economic/Social Res., London, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] JA - Agric. Hum. Values [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Biotechnology, Food, Formal International Organizations, Genetically modified organisms, Global Public Goods, Labeling, WTO
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 14:50 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39167 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Robinson, Catherine: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8861-4880
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