Genetic Technology and Food Safety

  • Roland Norer

Part of the Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law book series (GSCL, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. National Reports – EU

  3. National Reports – EFTA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
  4. National Reports – America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Marie-Eve Arbour, Steven Hoeung
      Pages 333-354
  5. National Reports – Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. Anton Ming-Zhi Gao, Katherine Yuhh-Chihh Juang
      Pages 379-408
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 435-437

About this book


The volume gives an overview on how legislators all over the world have come up with different legal solutions for governing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and food security and provides a compact summary of the existing regulations in this field. In a comparative legal approach, a general report analyses and compares these various national and supranational legal systems. It closely follows the newest developments at the interface between genetic engineering law and food law.

The emergence of a new technology usually leads to fundamental questions as to how the law should respond to it. The regulation of genetically modified organisms is a prime example, they have been discussed controversially ever since they were subject of legislation and regulation. In particular, this applies to the use of GMOs in food production. There is a variety of interesting legislations and a differentiated width of legal frameworks on international, supranational (EU) and national level to be found. The different regulations that thereby came to light are evidence of the various opinions and policies the societies and states have developed on this matter. It is this variety of regulations the volume examines, primarily on the basis of national reports that were handed in concerning the topic of genetic technology and food security at the occasion of the XIX International Congress of Comparative Law.


Comparative Law Food Safety and Food Security Genetic Engineering Genetic technology and food security Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) Public International Law

Editors and affiliations

  • Roland Norer
    • 1
  1. 1.Rechtswissenschaftliche FakultätUniversität LuzernLuzernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23993-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23995-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-6881
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-689X
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