Governing Food

Science, Safety and Trade

Author: Peter W. B. Phillips,Robert Wolfe,Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). School of Policy Studies

Publisher: Kingston, Ont. : Published for the School of Policy Studies, Queen's University by McGill-Queen's University Press

ISBN: 9780889119031

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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This timely collection of essays addresses the international challenges posed by food safety and governance of the food system. Food safety is now an explosive political issue, from the threat of mad cow disease to worries about genetically modified corn. States face novel regulatory difficulties in reconciling science, safety, and trade with heightened consumer fears. Governing food creates friction in transatlantic relations, complicates Britain's relations with its EU partners, and poses challenges to Canada's relations with the United States. The essays inGoverning Food, written by distinguished public officials, academics, and industry and civil society commentators, examine the three pillars of food safety - science, regulation and industry - to highlight the pressures on government.Contributors include Charles Cockbill, chairman of the European Food Law Association of the UK; Neville Craddock, group regulatory affairs manager, Nestle UK; Lorne Hepworth, president, Crop Protection Institute (Canada); Catherine Humphries, director of Scientific Services, Co-operative Wholesale Society (UK); Anne A. MacKenzie, associate vice-president of Science Evaluation, Canadian Food Inspection Agency; Peter Phillips, University of Saskatchewan; Robert Wolfe, Queen's University; William Leiss, president, Royal Society of Canada.

Biotechnology Regulation and Trade

Author: Stuart J. Smyth,William A. Kerr,Peter W. B Phillips

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319532952

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

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This book discusses the regulatory and trade challenges facing the global adoption of biotechnological products and offers strategies for overcoming these obstacles and moving towards greater global food security. The first section of the book establishes the context of the conflict, discussing the challenges of global governance, international trade, and the history of regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops. In this section, the authors emphasize the shift from exclusively science-based regulation to the more socio-economically focused framework established by the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, which was adopted in 2000. The second section of the book provides a snapshot of the current state of international GM crop adoption and regulation, highlighting the US, Canada, and the EU. The final section of the book identifies options for breaking the gridlock of regulation and trade that presently exist. This book adds to the current literature by providing new information about innovative agricultural technologies and encouraging debate by providing an alternative to the narratives espoused by environmental non-governmental organizations. This book will appeal to students of economics, political science, and policy analysis, as well as members of regulatory agencies and agricultural industry firms.

Food Safety, Risk Intelligence and Benchmarking

Author: Sylvain Charlebois

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119071127

Category: Science

Page: 232

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This book comprehensively argues for more future benchmarking between nations. Since the initial food safety benchmarking report was published in 2008, the sharing of data and protocols among nations has dramatically increased. It was intended to identify and evaluate common elements among global food safety systems. More specifically, benchmarking identifies those countries that employ comparatively best practices to assess, manage, and communicate the risks related to the safety of food and their respective food systems. The overarching intent of this benchmarking assessment, however, is to stimulate exchange and discussion on food safety performance among nations.

African Coalitions and Global Economic Governance

Author: Michael Byron Nelson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107140196

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 3565


This book examines the strategic implications of fragmented global governance by institutions for African states and their coalitions.

The Politics of Biotechnology in North America and Europe

Policy Networks, Institutions, and Internationalization

Author: Eric Montpetit,Christine Rothmayr,Frédéric Varone

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 295

View: 9138


The Politics of Biotechnology in North America and Europe provides analysts with a perspective on policy-making in scientifically advanced countries that integrate the insights of several approaches and that display a particular sensitivity to the complexity of policy-making conjectures.

Precautionary Politics

Principle and Practice in Confronting Environmental Risk

Author: Kerry H. Whiteside

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262232555

Category: Nature

Page: 182

View: 326


A study of the precautionary principle—its meaning, its rationale, its policy implications, and the controversies provoked by its use in environmental regulation.

Governing Risk in the 21st Century

Lessons from the World of Biotechnology

Author: Peter W. B. Phillips,Stuart Smyth,William A. Kerr

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated


Category: Medical

Page: 112

View: 4668


Biotechnological innovations in the past 30 years have raised many questions about how we can reap the benefits of transformative science and technology through responsible and sustainable use. Biotechnology has the potential both for better or worse to enhance, undercut or change as much as 40 per cent of the world's economy, to fundamentally alter our relationship with nature and to question our sense of self.

Governing Transformative Technological Innovation

Who's in Charge?

Author: Peter W. B. Phillips

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 6424


'It is a book that will be in high demand in universities and even high schools. It will be read happily by those individuals, private and public, who have an interest in the process of change. The author is to be congratulated for making such a timely book available to the public.' - Jack Boan, Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Genetic engineering of plants

research, rhetoric, and reality

Author: Julie Dawson,Margaret E. Smith,Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 128

View: 1417


The authors provide a wealth of information on agricultural biotechnology, including time lines, the science of genetic engineering, etc. Meant to encourage dialogue in group settings, as well as to provide individuals with basic knowledge of biotechnology facts and issues.

Regulating Food Law

Risk Analysis and the Precautionary Principle as General Principles of EU Food Law

Author: Anna Szajkowska

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9086861946

Category: Social Science

Page: 155

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Canadian Who's Who 2009

Author: Elizabeth Lumley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802040923

Category: Reference

Page: 1445

View: 4742


Now in its ninety-ninth year of publication, this standard Canadian reference source contains the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical information on notable living Canadians. Those listed are carefully selected because of the positions they hold in Canadian society, or because of the contribution they have made to life in Canada. The volume is updated annually to ensure accuracy, and 600 new entries are added each year to keep current with developing trends and issues in Canadian society. Included are outstanding Canadians from all walks of life: politics, media, academia, business, sports, and the arts, from every area of human activity. Each entry details birth date and place, education, family, career history, memberships, creative works, honours and awards, and full addresses. Indispensable to researchers, students, media, business, government, and schools, Canadian Who's Who is an invaluable source of general knowledge.

Handbook on International Trade Policy

Author: William Alexander Kerr,James D. Gaisford

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Political Science

Page: 543

View: 2222


'This book obtains its broad expertise by pulling together expertise from a wide range of experts in the way that each chapter is written by authors specialized in the topic addressed. . . This Handbook on international trade policy is a good summary of theories, policy instruments and their effects and is written in an understandable manner. Most parts are suited for students and those who want to start understanding international trade policy. It is also useful for researchers, policy-makers and practitioners looking for quick guidance on different topics in international trade policy. the clear structure of the book organized by topics allows for a quick and easy reference.' - Martin Grass, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture

Law and Global Health

Current Legal Issues

Author: Michael Freeman,Sarah Hawkes,Belinda Bennett

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191003468

Category: Political Science

Page: 600

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Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems (now available in journal format), is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice. Law and Global Health, the sixteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the scholarship examining the relationship between global health and the law. Covering a wide range of areas from all over the world, articles in the volume look at areas of human rights, vulnerable populations, ethical issues, legal responses and governance.

The Canadian Who's who

Author: Elizabeth Lumley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802040718

Category: Canada

Page: 1450

View: 9653


Now in its ninety-eighth year of publication, this standard Canadian reference source contains the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical information on notable living Canadians.

Ethical Traceability and Communicating Food

Author: Christian Coff,David Barling,Michiel Korthals,Thorkild Nielsen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402085249

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

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The theme of this book evolved from the idea of linking three concepts around food: traceability, ethics and informed choice. We believe that the current devel- ment and implementation of traceability in the agri-food sector offers an interesting way not only of handling food safety but also of addressing and communicating ethical issues arising from current food production practices. Practices in the agri-food sector worry food consumers (as we all are, since we need to eat and drink to stay alive). But how can consumers act upon their concerns? Paradoxically, although consumers are bombarded with information on food – from the media, the food industry, food authorities, NGOs and interest groups – details about how foods are actually produced is often hard to find. Much of the infor- tion available is superficial, conflicting or partial, and it is hard for consumers seeking to mak e informed food choices to know which information to trust. The consumers we interviewed for this project felt that information about food products was withheld and manipulated. Traceability, which provides a record of the history and journey of a given food, and which is increasingly used in the food sector for legal and commercial reasons, has the potential to communicate a more authentic picture of how food is produced.