Economic Loss Caused by Genetically Modified Organisms

Liability and Redress for the Adventitious Presence of GMOs in Non-GM Crops

  • Editors
  • Bernhard A. Koch

Part of the Tort and Insurance Law book series (TIL, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 3-4
    3. Bernhard A. Koch
      Pages 9-18
    4. Vanessa Wilcox
      Pages 19-52
    5. Pages 53-60
  3. Country Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Monika Hinteregger, Elke Joeinig
      Pages 63-77
    3. Bernard Dubuisson, Grégoire Gathem
      Pages 79-97
    4. Louise Zambartas
      Pages 99-121
    5. Vibe Ulfbeck
      Pages 145-161
    6. Irene Kull, Villu Kõve
      Pages 163-181
    7. Björn Sandvik
      Pages 183-201
    8. Simon Taylor
      Pages 203-212
    9. Jörg Fedtke
      Pages 213-232
    10. Eugenia Dacoronia
      Pages 233-257
    11. Attila Menyhárd
      Pages 259-278
    12. Raymond Friel
      Pages 279-297
    13. Alberto Monti, Federico Fusco
      Pages 299-309
    14. Agris Bitāns
      Pages 311-316
    15. Gediminas Pranevicius
      Pages 317-323
    16. Patrick Goergen
      Pages 325-337
    17. Eugene Buttigieg
      Pages 339-346
    18. Melissa Moncada Castillo, Willem H. van Boom
      Pages 347-360
    19. Bjarte Askeland
      Pages 361-372
    20. Ewa Bagińska
      Pages 373-390
    21. Maria Manuel Veloso Gomes
      Pages 391-415
    22. Anton Dulak
      Pages 417-428
    23. Miquel Martín-Casals, Albert Ruda
      Pages 443-474
    24. David Langlet, Mårten Schultz
      Pages 475-487
    25. Markus Müller-Chen
      Pages 489-504
  4. Special Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 529-529
    2. Ina Ebert, Christian Lahnstein
      Pages 577-581
  5. General Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 583-583
    2. Bernhard A. Koch
      Pages 585-651
    3. Bernhard A. Koch
      Pages 653-661
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 663-747

About this book


European farmers should have a free choice between growing conventional or organic crops or cultivating genetically modified plants instead, to the extent permissible. While this goal can hardly be disputed, it is subject to a heated - bate throughout Europe whether such co-existence can ever be truly achieved in practice, as agriculture by its nature cannot be performed in completely isolated zones which guarantee the complete segregation of GM and non-GM production. Despite all due efforts, traditional agricultural products, particul- ly if grown in the vicinity of GM fields, may therefore still turn out to contain detectable traces of GMOs. To the extent primary ways to secure the separation between the various farming practices such as buffer zones or the like fail, secondary tools may be necessary in order to reestablish the balance of interests between the prod- ers. This is where tort law and alternative redress schemes come into play. As will be seen, European jurisdictions differ quite substantially when it comes to responding to the economic loss incurred by one farmer due to the p- missible pursuit of a novel production technique applied by another. This book not only tries to present those different approaches country by country, but also offers a comparison of the existing regimes as well as reflections on how such diversity may or may not need to be addressed on a European legislative level.


EU Agriculture Liability

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-77987-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-77988-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1616-8623
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