Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-2006

Abstract

This article focus on the genetically modified food and labelling requirement. The relatively new technology raises some concerns over the safety of food containing genetically modified substance. The "substantial equivalent" doctrine, adopted by the U.S., and the "precautionary" doctrine, taken by the EU, represent two contradictory approaches to reconcile new biotechnology and consumer protection, a difference influenced by politics or food industry rather than by consumer attitudes. In this article, we argue that consumers cannot make their own choices and exercise market power without a certain degree of disclosure of information. However, even though food labelling is an effective way to convey information, it is by no means a perfect solution. This article will consider several ways to label genetically modified food and the costs or benefits so as to illustrate the best way to disclose information to consumers by way of labelling.

Keywords

food labelling, consumer protection, genetically modified food

Discipline

Food and Drug Law | Transnational Law

Research Areas

Law of Transnational Business

Publication

National Taiwan University Law Review

Volume

1

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

44

ISSN

1018-3825

Publisher

國立台灣大學法律學系, Guo li Taiwan da xue fa lü xue xi

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://ssrn.com/abstract=1832138

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