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Title: Can science tame politics: The collapse of the new GMO regime in the EU
Authors: Paskalev, V
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: European Journal of Risk Regulation, 2012, 3 (2), pp. 190 - 201
Abstract: On 2 March 2010 the European Commission authorised the cultivation of a BASF's genetically modified potato "Amflora" throughout the European Union. This came after a tortuous process commenced in 1996 and so far it is the only authorisation of a GMO for cultivation in EU since the current regulation was established.1 On 3 March 2010, President Barroso announced that the Commission intends to propose amendments to the current regulation to allow the Member States to prohibit the cultivation of GMO authorised for cultivation in the EU and it did so on June 13, 2010. This is one of the very few cases where decision-making power is effectively devolved back from Union to state level; it is even more impressive that this is happening on the initiative of the Commission and despite the obvious negative consequences for the internal market.2 In the meantime BASF botched the 2011 growing season for Amflora in Sweden and in 2012 announced that it withdraws its GM crops from the EU. This article follows the saga purports to find the reasons why it entailed an immediate change.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/19689
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1867299X0000204X
ISSN: 1867-299X
Appears in Collections:Dept of Politics, History and Law Research Papers

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