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Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

International Law

International

2002

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Regulating Environmental And Safety Hazards Of Agricultural Biotechnology For A Sustainable World, George Van Cleve Jan 2002

Regulating Environmental And Safety Hazards Of Agricultural Biotechnology For A Sustainable World, George Van Cleve

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This Essay first presents an overview of key legal principles that support sustainability. This Essay then reviews the major alleged risks of agricultural biotechnology. It then describes the existing U.S. and European agricultural biotechnology regulatory system designed to control those risks. Next, this Essay analyzes the existing U.S. regulatory system using sustainability principles. In the course of that analysis, this Essay considers lessons to be derived from three case studies: the permitting of Starlinkā„¢ corn, the discovery of Mexican maize containing genetically engineered corn genes, and the possible permitting of transgenic salmon for ocean fish farming. This Essay ...


Information Based Regulation And International Trade In Genetically Modified Agricultural Products: An Evaluation Of The Cartagena Protocol On Biosafety, Michael P. Healy Jan 2002

Information Based Regulation And International Trade In Genetically Modified Agricultural Products: An Evaluation Of The Cartagena Protocol On Biosafety, Michael P. Healy

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This Essay considers the regulation of international trade in genetically modified agricultural products. Specifically, it addresses both products released into the environment as seeds and products intended for consumption as food. The first part of the Essay describes the significance of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in modern agriculture, especially agriculture in the United States. This discussion summarizes the risks and potential benefits associated with the use of agricultural GMOs, especially the risks and benefits related to biodiversity. The Essay then briefly describes the approaches to the regulation of these products adopted in the Cartagena Protocol to the Convention on Biological ...