Conflict and Harmonization: On Codex Alimentarius Commission' Proposed Guidelines for Genetically Modified Foods Labeling
Available Online August 2013.
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- The Codex Alimentarius Commission, Genetically Modified Food Labeling
- The Codex Alimentarius Commission is the most influential international organization for food standards. Since 1993, she began to discuss the issue of genetically modified food labeling, but until now, consensus has not been reached yet. By comparing 7 drafts of the CAC on genetically modified food labeling, it can be seen that consensus on allergic labeling and no-substantial equivalence labeling are formed, but mandatory labeling for ordinary genetically modified food, threshold and exemptions are still on debate. The difficulties for the new standard on this issue are multiple. For genetically modified foods themselves, without final and conclusive scientific conclusion and with big divergence on various interest groups are internal cause; and for the CAC, its close relationship with the WTO is external cause. Negotiations among nations have been lasted for almost 20 years without consensus, from the trend of the standard’s discussion, it can draw the conclusion that functions of the CAC are limited and the forthcoming international standard on genetically modified foods labeling will be principled and flexible.
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TY - CONF AU - Wenyi Fu PY - 2013/08 DA - 2013/08 TI - Conflict and Harmonization: On Codex Alimentarius Commission' Proposed Guidelines for Genetically Modified Foods Labeling PB - Atlantis Press SP - 108 EP - 111 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icassr.2013.31 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icassr.2013.31 ID - Fu2013/08 ER -