Challenges and Risks of Genetically Engineered Organisms

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This book discusses the often diverging risks and opportunities associated with genetically engineered organisms in terms of the environment, food safety, and economics and trade. These issues were raised at the OECD Workshop on Challenges and Risks of GMOs - What Risk Analysis is Appropriate? Options for Future Policy Making Towards Integrated Agro-Food Systems, held in Maastricht, Netherlands, in July 2003.  Discussions also covered the relevant WTO Agreements and their relationship with other multilateral accords as well as  regional and national approaches.



The Agricultural Sector

Impact on Agricultural Markets and Competitiviness

COPA represents the farmers of the European Union as they are organised in several farmers’ organisations in the member states. COGECA is the representative body for the farmers’ co-operatives in the member states. The two bodies have their secretariat in Brussels and organise many Committee that deal with agricultural issues. One of them is the Committee for ‘Biotechnology, bio-energy and agricultural resources’ that was established during the mid eighties of the last century. This naming of the Committee clearly indicates that biotechnology is interpreted as potentially instrumental to agriculture and processing industries in ...


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