Biotechnology Regulation and GMOs

Author(s): 
Naveen Thayyil
Publisher's Name: 
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Place: 
UK
ISBN-10: 
1848445644
ISBN-13: 
9781848445642
Edition: 
1
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Physical Description: 
288 pages
About the book: 
This book examines the EU regulatory framework in the Genetic Modification of agriculture and food to see how adequately EU law treats serious contestations about the development and use of GMOs. Since linkages between law, technology and public contestations could have a crucial dimension in the shaping of democratic societies, the space EU law provides for publics outside of the scientific experts to shape the regulation of GMOs becomes significant. By examining the employment of the precautionary principle and (the advices from) public bioethics committees in GMO regulation, this book examines the policy claim of public participation as a mechanism to represent and mediate public contestations about the use and regulation of GMOs.