GM Food Battle: The Score after Monsanto Italia (Case Comment C-236/01, Monsanto Agricoltura Spa v. Prezidenza Del Consiglio Dei Ministeri)
Thijs F.M. Etty
VU University Amsterdam - Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), and VU Law Faculty, Transnational Legal Studies Department
affiliation not provided to SSRN
September 1, 2003
European Environmental Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 3-18, 2004
Whereas we prefer to think of 'law', 'politics' and 'science' as autonomous fields, in the area of the regulation of genetically modified (GM) foods, the demarcation between these spheres is blurry. To be sure, difference and discord within the EU , and between the EU and the US, provide an important contexts against which the EU’s regulatory regime governing GM technology in general, and this specific case in particular, should be appreciated. As an introduction to this case, a number of related issues merit specific attention.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 17
Keywords: EU law, EC policy, precauationary principle environmental policy, biotechnology, GMO, transgenic, Italy, risk regulation, safeguard ban, Novel Foods Regulation, ECJ, comitology
JEL Classification: K32, K33, K39, K23, K10, K13, K19, K00, O13, Q17, Q18Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 16, 2010
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