Global Environmental Law: Food Safety & China

23 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2012  

Jason J. Czarnezki

Pace University - School of Law

Yanmei Lin

Vermont Law School; China University of Political Science and Law

Cameron Field

Vermont Law School

Date Written: August 21, 2012

Abstract

This Article makes the case for food security law and policy as a component of global environmental law in recognition of the global economy, trade liberalization, and concerns for food safety and environmental harm. It further lays out rule of law as a significant force in mitigating food safety concerns and pollution in China. Part II explores global food safety concerns in the context of U.S.-China relations, while Part III shows how cooperative agreements are emerging in global environmental governance as the U.S. Food & Drug Administration now has an on-the-ground presence in China. Part IV shows how increased rule of law may mitigate environmental harm and food safety concerns in China. The Article concludes by making the case that increased international cooperation on traditionally domestic issues is both likely and desirable, and makes the case for increased rule of law efforts in the developing world.

Keywords: global environmental law, food security, China

Suggested Citation

Czarnezki, Jason J. and Lin, Yanmei and Field, Cameron, Global Environmental Law: Food Safety & China (August 21, 2012). Vermont Law School Research Paper No. 20-12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2133551 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2133551

Jason J. Czarnezki (Contact Author)

Pace University - School of Law ( email )

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Yanmei Lin

Vermont Law School ( email )

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China University of Political Science and Law ( email )

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Cameron Field

Vermont Law School ( email )

68 North Windsor Street
P.O. Box 60
South Royalton, VT 05068
United States

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