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European Community Legislation for Traceability and Labeling of Genetically Modifi ed Crops, Food, and Feed

Margaret Rosso Grossman

in Labeling Genetically Modified Food

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780195326864
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199870325 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326864.003.0004
European Community Legislation for Traceability and Labeling of Genetically Modifi ed Crops, Food, and Feed

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This chapter discusses European Community legislation for traceability and labeling of genetically modified crops, food, and feed. After a brief discussion of EC law making and the role of the precautionary principle, the chapter discusses EC measures for authorization of bioengineered or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and GM food and feed. It focuses on EC Regulations that require, and establish thresholds for, traceability and labeling of GMOS and their food and feed products. The chapter addresses the practical issue of coexistence of GM crops with conventional and organic crops, and it reviews EC policy documents and Member State measures to ensure coexistence.

Keywords: genetically modified organisms; GMOs; genetically modified (GM) crops; GM food and feed; traceability; labeling; precautionary principle; coexistence; European Community (EC)

Chapter.  14408 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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