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The State of Science-Based Regulation and Genetically Modified Crops

Stuart J. Smyth (), José Falck-Zepeda () and Karinne Ludlow ()
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Stuart J. Smyth: University of Saskatchewan
José Falck-Zepeda: International Food Policy Research Institute
Karinne Ludlow: Monash University

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: José Benjamin Falck Zepeda

Chapter 2 in Socio-Economic Considerations in Biotechnology Regulation, 2014, pp 15-36 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract This chapter discusses the relationship between risk and innovation. This is done by first, providing the background to the establishment and then the evolution of the risk analysis framework and second, by discussing the international governance capacity of risk and biotechnology. The highlights the gaps in the international regulatory structure for products of biotechnology. Following this, the chapter provides a detailed assessment of the North American regulatory framework for genetically modified crops. This portion of the chapter identifies the government departments and agencies that are involved in the regulation framework and the Acts that govern their oversight role. The chapter concludes that science-based regulatory systems provide a consistent and transparent process for managing the commercialization of innovative crop research.

Keywords: Genetically Modify; Genetically Modify Crop; Genetically Modify Food; Genetically Modify Plant; Canadian Food Inspection Agency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-9440-9_2

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