Kothamasi, David and Vermeylen, Saskia (2011) Genetically modified organisms in agriculture : can regulations work? Environment, Development and Sustainability, 13 (3). pp. 535-546. ISSN 1387-585XFull text not available from this repository.
Genetically modified (GM) crops have been recognised to be economically beneficial to subsistence farmers and have been projected as essential tools for addressing challenges in hunger, environmental sustainability and international development. Yet the uncertainty of their effects on human health and the undesirable ecological consequences of these organisms have raised concerns on the rapid pace of their production. Regulating the release of these organisms is a critical environmental issue. The Cartagena protocol on bio-safety, the principle legal arrangement for the regulation of these organisms, has ratifications from only 157 countries and has proven to be a weak regulator. Countries like India and Brazil have seen the proliferation of unapproved stealth GM varieties which make regulation even more difficult. In this paper, we explore the debate surrounding the introduction of GM organisms and analyse the effectiveness of existing legal regimes to regulate their use.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Environment, Development and Sustainability|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Genetically modified organisms - Bt-cotton - Cartagena protocol on bio-safety - Intellectual property rights - Stealth seeds|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Dr. Saskia Vermeylen|
|Deposited On:||09 Dec 2010 11:36|
|Last Modified:||24 Jan 2017 01:42|
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