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: 9780889118973

Category: Business & Economics

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 in Governing 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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

Precautionary Politics

Principle and Practice in Confronting Environmental Risk

Author: Kerry H. Whiteside

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262232555

Category: Nature

Page: 182

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

Governing Transformative Technological Innovation

Who's in Charge?

Author: Peter W. B. Phillips

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 5042


'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

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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

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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: 7134


'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

Governing Science and Technology under the International Economic Order

Regulatory Divergence and Convergence in the Age of Megaregionals

Author: Shin-yi Peng,Han-Wei Liu,Ching-Fu Lin

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788115562


Page: 400

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Against the backdrop of the recent trend towards megaregional trade initiatives, this book addresses the most topical issues that lie at the intersection of law and technology. By assessing international law and the political economy, the contributing authors offer an enhanced understanding of the challenges of diverging regulatory approaches to innovation.

Practical Food Safety

Contemporary Issues and Future Directions

Author: Rajeev Bhat,Vicente M. Gomez-Lopez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118474597

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 632

View: 3626


The past few years have witnessed an upsurge in incidencesrelating to food safety issues, which are all attributed todifferent factors. Today, with the increase in knowledge andavailable databases on food safety issues, the world is witnessingtremendous efforts towards the development of new, economical andenvironmentally-friendly techniques for maintaining the quality ofperishable foods and agro-based commodities. The intensification offood safety concerns reflects a major global awareness of foods inworld trade. Several recommendations have been put forward byvarious world governing bodies and committees to solve food safetyissues, which are all mainly targeted at benefiting consumers. Inaddition, economic losses and instability to a particular nation orregion caused by food safety issues can be huge. Various‘non-dependent’ risk factors can be involved withregard to food safety in a wide range of food commodities such asfresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, poultry, meat and meat products.Additionally, food safety issues involves a wide array of issuesincluding processed foods, packaging, post-harvest preservation,microbial growth and spoilage, food poisoning, handling at themanufacturing units, food additives, presence of banned chemicalsand drugs, and more. Rapid change in climatic conditions is alsoplaying a pivotal role with regard to food safety issues, andincreasing the anxiety about our ability to feed the worldsafely. Practical Food Safety: Contemporary Issues and FutureDirections takes a multi-faceted approach to the subject offood safety, covering various aspects ranging from microbiologicalto chemical issues, and from basic knowledge to futureperspectives. This is a book exclusively designed to simultaneouslyencourage consideration of the present knowledge and futurepossibilities of food safety. This book also covers the classictopics required for all books on food safety, and encompasses themost recent updates in the field. Leading researchers haveaddressed new issues and have put forth novel research findingsthat will affect the world in the future, and suggesting how theseshould be faced. This book will be useful for researchers engaged in the field offood science and food safety, food industry personnel engaged insafety aspects, and governmental and non-governmental agenciesinvolved in establishing guidelines towards establishing safetymeasures for food and agricultural commodities.