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An assessment of current regulation of GMOs in the EU and proposals for amending it

Paskalev, Vesco

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Vesco Paskalev



Abstract

Vesco Paskalev argues that the regulation of GMOs in the EU is a shambles. The main problem lies in a very narrow conception of risk and safety. All the emphasis is wrongly on laboratory tests, and evidence on the wider environmental effects is scant. Wider studies on the effects on consumption patterns or the cost pressures on non GM farmers are ignored. In addition, experts supplant the proper role of the political institutions, and the precautionary principle is rendered inoperative. Paskalev proposes specific legal amendments to remedy these faults.

Report Type Discussion Paper
Publication Date 2016
Series ISSN ISBN 978-0-9933531-5-4
APA6 Citation Paskalev, V. (2016). An assessment of current regulation of GMOs in the EU and proposals for amending it. Green House
Publisher URL https://www.greenhousethinktank.org/uploads/4/8/3/2/48324387/gm_inner.pdf

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