The regulatory challenge of animal cloning for food – the risks of risk regulation in the European Union (M. Weimer)

Author

Maria Weimer

Keywords

Food, European Union, Science, Cloning, EU law, Ethics, Food, Genetically modified organisms, Regulation, Risk;, Scientific uncertainty, United States

Abstract

Examines the debate in the EU on the appropriate regulatory response to the marketing of food produced from cloned animals, a practice on the verge of commercialisation in the global food market, particularly in the US. Reviews the current state of political, scientific and public opinion in the EU on the ethics and safety of animal cloning. Discusses the European Commission’s proposed reforms to Regulation 258/97 (Novel Foods Regulation) to extend its scope to food products from cloned animals. Considers the likelihood that this regulation will prove as controversial as the EU response to genetically modified organisms.

Citation

(2010) 1(1) European Journal of Risk Regulation 31-39

Paper

The regulatory challenge of animal cloning for food – the risks of risk regulation in the European Union

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