GM Food Battle: The Score after Monsanto Italia (Case Comment C-236/01, Monsanto Agricoltura Spa v. Prezidenza Del Consiglio Dei Ministeri)
17 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2010
Date Written: September 1, 2003
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.
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, Q18
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