Falkner, Robert (ed) (2007) The International Politics of Genetically Modified Food: Diplomacy, Trade and Law (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
Genetic engineering - the controversial technology that allows scientists to
manipulate genes in living organisms and produce new plants and animals - is
at the heart of an intense global conflict. The search for a working
international regime on biosafety has been complicated by rising
transatlantic and North-South tensions over the burgeoning trade in
genetically modified (GM) crops. At stake are not just the environmental and
health risks involved in the production of GM food, but also questions about
whether international society is able to govern risky technologies in an era
of economic globalization.
International Politics of Genetically Modified Food; R.Falkner
PART I: STATES, FIRMS AND
NGOS IN THE CREATION OF THE CARTAGENA PROTOCOL ON BIOSAFETY
PART II: GLOBALIZATION,
CORPORATE POWER AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
PART III: THE TRANSATLANTIC
DIVIDE AND ITS GLOBAL IMPACT
PART IV: GMO POLITICS OF GM
FOOD IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD
PART V: BIOTECHNOLOGY
REGULATION, THE WTO AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Reviews and Endorsements:
'This is an outstanding collection of essays that makes a major contribution to both scholarship and to understanding public policy. I can think of no other volume that presents such as comprehensive, integrated analysis of the complex scientific, political , economic and legal dimensions of GMO policies. It is essential reading.'
'This masterful collection explores every angle of this quintessentially global controversy... It is essential reading for teachers and students of global politics along with anyone wishing to improve their understanding of the complex global politics surrounding GM food.' -
'Overall, this collection gives a thorough view of the interests and strategies of the various actors and the main points of concern over GM Foods...This is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the present and future governance of GM food.'
'Overall, this is a skilfully assembled and judiciously structured collection...this volume probably represents the most inclusive work on the international politics of GM food to date. Both newcomers to this field and well-versed scholars need look no further for an admirably well-rounded analysis.'
'...a valuable resource for GMO sceptics and supporters alike. Both will find chapters that are factually reliable, analytically careful, and conceptually challenging.'
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