Genes, Trade, and Regulation: The Seeds of Conflict in Food Biotechnology

Genes, Trade, and Regulation: The Seeds of Conflict in Food Biotechnology

by Thomas Bernauer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691113483

ISBN-13: 9780691113487

Pub. Date: 11/17/2003

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"Despite working from the same body of scientific assessments, governments in Europe and North America have arrived at polar opposite conclusions about the safety of genetically engineered foods—national differences that have magnified into a global food fight. Where other studies of this problem wear blinders as they attempt to brand novel foods 'good' or

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"Despite working from the same body of scientific assessments, governments in Europe and North America have arrived at polar opposite conclusions about the safety of genetically engineered foods—national differences that have magnified into a global food fight. Where other studies of this problem wear blinders as they attempt to brand novel foods 'good' or 'bad,' this refreshingly clinical analysis instead trains the analytical tools of political science on the root causes of regulatory polarization. Not only does Bernauer reveal why Europe and America have arrived on opposite sides of the controversy—and why the gap is likely to yawn further—he also offers a market-based strategy for accommodating regulatory diversity in this era of globalization."—David G. Victor, author of Collapse of the Kyoto Protocol

"Policymakers, scholars, and every citizen concerned about the future of the environment, hunger, human health, and the world food supply should read this book."—Ronald Mitchell, University of Oregon

"This book provides a clear and well-developed argument that the successful development of the agricultural biotechnology sector depends on numerous decisions that have yet to be taken and would require the alignment of research and innovation strategies far more closely to consumer and regulatory requirements than has hitherto been the case."—Erik Millstone, Science Policy Research Unit, Sussex University

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ISBN-13:
9780691113487
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/17/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction and Summary1
Ch. 2Challenges22
Ch. 3Polarization44
Ch. 4Interest Group Politics66
Ch. 5Regulatory Federalism102
Ch. 6International Trade Conflict118
Ch. 7Coping with Diversity168
Notes185
References213
Index225

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