Governing Risk in GM Agriculture

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Governing Risk in GM Agriculture

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This book addresses the issues and methods involved in governing risks posed by genetically modified (GM) agriculture. It examines the evolution of policies intended to ensure the safety of GM crops and food products in the United States and Europe and the regulatory approaches and other social controls employed to protect human health, the environment, conventional farming and foods, and the interests and rights of consumers. Discussion encompasses the cultural, political, and economic forces that shape the design and application of the methods of risk governance, as well as other contextual features such as the influence of multinational companies seeking acceptance of their GM ventures. This discussion also examines the influence of the dynamic public discourse fostered by progressive concepts of risk governance and the approaches taken to meet its demands for transparency, public participation, and appropriate consideration of public perceptions and values despite conflicting views of experts.

  • Explores the contrasting approaches taken by the US and the European Union to govern the risks of GM agriculture and foods
  • Illuminates the evolution of US and European regulatory programs governing GM agriculture and foods
  • Addresses the influence of public discourse on the design and implementation of public policies and regulations

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9781107001473

Publication Date

11-2010

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

New York

Disciplines

Law

Governing Risk in GM Agriculture

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