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Role of Science in EU Environmental Decision Making. A Study of EU Regulation of GMOs.

Anyshchenko, Artem LU (2013) JAEM03 20131
Department of Law
Abstract
According to Article 2 UN Convention on Biological Diversity, biotechnology is "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use". Biotechnology is widespread in agriculture, food production and medicine.
Agricultural biotechnology has been extensively applied in field crop production. It is one of the fastest adopted crop technology in recent history. 2012 marked a hundredfold increase in genetically modified crops from 1.7 million hectares in 1996 to 170 million hectares in 2012.
The term ‘genetically modified organism’ refers to an organism in which the genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally... (More)
According to Article 2 UN Convention on Biological Diversity, biotechnology is "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use". Biotechnology is widespread in agriculture, food production and medicine.
Agricultural biotechnology has been extensively applied in field crop production. It is one of the fastest adopted crop technology in recent history. 2012 marked a hundredfold increase in genetically modified crops from 1.7 million hectares in 1996 to 170 million hectares in 2012.
The term ‘genetically modified organism’ refers to an organism in which the genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally through fertilisation and/or natural recombination . GMOs may be plants, animals or microorganisms, such as bacteria, parasites and fungi. In spite of the fact that the application of GMOs in agriculture has grown rapidly, the issue of socio-economic and environmental benefits of agricultural biotechnologies is rather controversial. There are conflicting arguments as to the implications of further commercialisation of GMOs.
The research is important because the EU “remains far from speaking with one voice on agricultural biotechnology”. The purpose of research is to examine how science impacts EU decision-making in the field of GMOs, and how the law should deal with limitations of science. It is aimed at examining the issue of interaction between the law and science. The research will focus on EU regulation of GMOs. The research will define and analyse the scientific features influencing EU regulation of GMOs, as well as the challenges and limitations posed by these features to the freedoms of internal market. (Less)
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Anyshchenko, Artem LU
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JAEM03 20131
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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English
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3810781
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2013-09-06 14:57:29
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2013-09-06 14:57:29
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  abstract     = {According to Article 2 UN Convention on Biological Diversity, biotechnology is "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use". Biotechnology is widespread in agriculture, food production and medicine.
Agricultural biotechnology has been extensively applied in field crop production. It is one of the fastest adopted crop technology in recent history. 2012 marked a hundredfold increase in genetically modified crops from 1.7 million hectares in 1996 to 170 million hectares in 2012. 
The term ‘genetically modified organism’ refers to an organism in which the genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally through fertilisation and/or natural recombination . GMOs may be plants, animals or microorganisms, such as bacteria, parasites and fungi. In spite of the fact that the application of GMOs in agriculture has grown rapidly, the issue of socio-economic and environmental benefits of agricultural biotechnologies is rather controversial. There are conflicting arguments as to the implications of further commercialisation of GMOs. 
The research is important because the EU “remains far from speaking with one voice on agricultural biotechnology”. The purpose of research is to examine how science impacts EU decision-making in the field of GMOs, and how the law should deal with limitations of science. It is aimed at examining the issue of interaction between the law and science. The research will focus on EU regulation of GMOs. The research will define and analyse the scientific features influencing EU regulation of GMOs, as well as the challenges and limitations posed by these features to the freedoms of internal market.},
  author       = {Anyshchenko, Artem},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Role of Science in EU Environmental Decision Making. A Study of EU Regulation of GMOs.},
  year         = {2013},
}