Issue title: "The Codex Alimentarius Commission and GM Food Labeling." Click on one of the browse buttons above for a complete listing of the contents of this issue.

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  • US Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology: An Overview 

    Belson, Neil (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Three federal agencies—the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—share primary responsibility for regulating biotechnology in the ...
  • Consumer Willingness-to-Pay for GM Food Products in Italy 

    Boccaletti, S. (Stefano); Moro, Daniele (AgBioForum, 2000)
    This paper evaluates consumer willingness-to-pay (WTP) for food products obtained through the application of biotechnology using data collected from a consumer survey in Italy in 1999. Survey results show that consumers ...
  • The Precautionary Principle-An Impossible Burden of Proof for New Products 

    Hathcock, John N. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    The precautionary principle originated in environmental risk management to provide regulatory authority to stop specific environmental contaminations without waiting for conclusive evidence of harm to the environment ...
  • What Lies Behind the GM Label on UK Foods 

    Nunn, Janet (AgBioForum, 2000)
    This paper delineates the identity preservation strategy being implemented by the British Retail Consortium and the Food and Drink Federation towards genetically modified foods. The strategy is in direct response to British ...
  • Voluntary Labeling of Foodstuffs Derived from Modern Biotechnology 

    Stull, Mari (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) contends that foods enhanced through biotechnology with recombinant DNA or rDNA-derived traits should not be labeled differently from other foods; however, it supports voluntary ...
  • Direct and Hidden Costs in Identity Preserved Supply Chains 

    Maltsbarger, Richard; Kalaitzandonakes, Nicholas G., 1960- (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Any labeling scheme must be supported by an effective identity preservation system which implies extra logistical costs. Both direct and hidden costs exist in identity preserved systems. Such costs vary substantially with ...
  • Consumers and GM Food Labels: Providing Information or Sowing Confusion? 

    Einsiedel, Edna F. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Labeling policies for genetically modified (GM) foods are under intense scrutiny and development worldwide. The fact that Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex)—the international body primarily responsible for food standards ...
  • Analyzing Quality and Quality Assurance (Including Labeling) for GMOs 

    Caswell, Julie A. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    The use of biotechnology can affect the actual and perceived quality of food products through its effect on an array of intrinsic quality attributes. Buyers may agree or differ on which of these effects creates high or low ...
  • A Survey of National Labeling Policies for GM Foods 

    Phillips, Peter W. B.; McNeill, Heather (AgBioForum, 2000)
    Rising consumer concerns with genetically modified foods and products has led a number of countries around the world to introduce rules for labeling the presence of genetically modified (GM) ingredients. This paper presents ...
  • Codex Alimentarius, Biotechnology and Technical Barriers to Trade 

    Mansour, Mark; Bennett, Jennifer B. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    As controversial food trade issues, such as biotechnology, occupy the interests of consumers and regulators throughout the world, the work of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) has assumed vital importance. With ...
  • The Labeling of GM Foods-The Link Between Codex and the WTO 

    Buckingham, Donald E. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    This paper briefly describes the history and operation of Codex; its involvement in matters affecting trade in products of biotechnology; the fit of its standards in the WTO framework; and concludes with the challenges ...
  • The Process of Developing Labeling Standards for GM Foods in the Codex Alimentarius 

    MacKenzie, Anne A. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    The Codex Committee on Food Labeling (CCFL) is currently considering the issue of genetically modified (GM) food labeling in an effort to develop guidelines for international harmonization. This paper provides a summary ...
  • What is Codex Alimentarius? 

    Kimbrell, Eddie (AgBioForum, 2000)
    There are two goals of the Codex Alimentarius Commission: (1) to protect the health of consumers, and (2) to promote fair practices in the food trade. These goals are accomplished by development of food standards, food ...
  • The Codex Alimentarius Commission: International Science-Based Standards, Guidelines and Recommendations 

    Lupien, John R. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    This paper provides background to the Codex Alimentarius Commission, its activities, and current Codex considerations. It argues that food standards work, and the control of food quality and safety must be based on the ...
  • GM Food Labeling and the Role of the Codex 

    Kalaitzandonakes, Nicholas G., 1960-; Phillips, Peter W. B. (AgBioForum, 2000)
    In 1962, the Codex Alimentarius Commission (or Codex) was formed under the joint sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Its charge was to protect the health and ...