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Food Safety and Quality in International Trade: The Role of Codex Alimentarius


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  • Michele Veeman

    (Department of Rural Economy, University of Alberta)

  • R. MacKay White

    (Department of Rural Economy, University of Alberta)

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    Agricultural biotechnology has become an issue of much debate in recent years. The establishment of standards for foods derived from biotechnology has become a Codex issue since the commercialization of geetically modified crops in the mid-1990s. One question of interest is whether the Codex is effective and efficient in achieving its purpose of developing consensus-based standards of safety and quality for food. The objective of this paper is to assess this question, particularly in regards to biotechnological applications to foods.

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    Paper provided by Western Centre for Economic Research in its series Information Bulletins with number 1091.

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    Length: 44 pages
    Date of creation: Apr 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:alb:series:1091

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    Keywords: Food industry and trade—Standards; Genetically modified foods—Standards;

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