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Author Prévost, Denise ♦ Calster, Geert Van
Source OECD iLibrary
Content type Text
Publisher OECD Publishing
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Miscellany ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering ♦ Agriculture & related technologies
Subject Keyword Agriculture and Food ♦ Science and Technology ♦ Industry and Services
Abstract The drafting of the new regulations on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the European Union (EU) has been a difficult and controversial task. EU regulators have been faced with the challenge of creating rules that address the possible risks to health and the environment from GMOs, in the face of scientific uncertainty regarding these risks. They have also had to ensure that the new rules will give consumers confidence in the safety of those GMOs that are approved for use in the EU. This is part of a general effort to address the erosion of consumer confidence in the EU regulatory system following several recent food-safety crises. As the European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, ...
Learning Resource Type Chapter
Publisher Date 2004-08-30
Page Count 178
Starting Page 51
Ending Page 59


Source: OECD iLibrary