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Global Governance of Food and Agriculture Industries

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Global Governance of Food and Agriculture Industries

Transatlantic Regulatory Harmonization and Multilateral Policy Cooperation for Food Safety

9781843761969 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Reba A. Carruth, formerly George Washington University, US
Publication Date: 2006 ISBN: 978 1 84376 196 9 Extent: 496 pp
In the absence of a global government, the regulation of markets and industries depends on extensive regional and multilateral policy cooperation and regulatory harmonization to protect citizens, farmers and the collective good of nations. As the chapters in this book make clear, the solution to today’s food safety problems depends on more than just setting the right regulatory policy and industry standards. On the contrary, food safety now depends on creating the right kinds of transatlantic, regional and multilateral regulatory institutions and policy networks of food safety authorities to establish and enforce global regulations and industry standards. By focusing on the transatlantic, regional and multilateral regulation and governance of food safety, this book offers valuable insight into one of the most pressing international problems of today and sheds light on much larger questions about governance in a global economy. Chapters cover a wide array of countries and regions, from North and South America to Europe, Africa and Asia.

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As the twenty-first century unfolds, food safety regulation and the governance of regional and global biotechnology markets present new and more complex challenges for governments, agri-food industries and multilateral organizations. The contributors to this comprehensive volume detail the implications of globalization, free trade and regional market integration on the ability of national governments to regulate food safety in the food and biotechnology sectors.

In the absence of a global government, the regulation of markets and industries depends on extensive regional and multilateral policy cooperation and regulatory harmonization to protect citizens, farmers and the collective good of nations. As the chapters in this book make clear, the solution to today’s food safety problems depends on more than just setting the right regulatory policy and industry standards. On the contrary, food safety now depends on creating the right kinds of transatlantic, regional and multilateral regulatory institutions and policy networks of food safety authorities to establish and enforce global regulations and industry standards. By focusing on the transatlantic, regional and multilateral regulation and governance of food safety, this book offers valuable insight into one of the most pressing international problems of today and sheds light on much larger questions about governance in a global economy. Chapters cover a wide array of countries and regions, from North and South America to Europe, Africa and Asia.

The complexity of this issue and the challenges facing national policymakers and networks of regulatory authorities make this volume a must-read for all those involved in the regulation of food and biotechnology industries and the policy institutions charged with regulating them.
Critical Acclaim
‘. . . the book does collate much useful information. . . relating to international food and agriculture trade policy.’
– Alan McHughen, Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

‘. . . a valuable source of information for all those involved in the regulation of food and biotechnology industries and the policy institutions charged with regulating them.’
– Winfried von Urff, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture

‘. . . a useful reference book for those interested in an in-depth analysis of the transnational challenges involved in regulating food safety and in detailed information on the governance of agri-food industries in different parts of the world.’
– Mónica Kjöllerström, Natural Resources Forum
Contributors
Contributors: R.A. Carruth, G. Garcia, L.R. Horton, L.A. Jackson, A. König, C. Ndiaye, F. Robles, J. Schlundt, G. Skogstad
Contents
Contents:

Foreword
Cary Coglianese

PART I: GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND REGULATION OF FOOD SAFETY
1. Socio-Economic Foundations of Food Safety Regulation and the Governance of Global Agri-Food Industries
Reba A. Carruth

2. Globalization and Food Safety in Global Agri-Food Industries
Reba A. Carruth

PART II: TRANSATLANTIC FOOD SAFETY REGULATION AND THE GOVERNANCE OF GLOBAL AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRIES
3. Transatlantic Governance of Agri-Food and Biotechnology Industries: Regulatory Cooperation and Competition in Food Safety
Reba A. Carruth

4. Governance of Food Safety in the European Union
Ariane König

5. Governance of Food Safety in the NAFTA Region: Regulatory Cooperation by the United States, Canada and Mexico
Grace Skogstad and Reba A. Carruth

6. Globalization and the Emerging Rule of Law on Regulatory Standards: Transatlantic Corporate Compliance and Governance of Food Safety
Linda R. Horton

PART III: REGIONAL AND GLOBAL REGULATORY HARMONIZATION AND GOVERNANCE OF FOOD SAFETY
7. Governance of Food Safety in the Western Hemisphere
Fernando Robles

8. Regulatory Development and Regional Institutional Reform for Food Safety in Africa
Cheikh Ndiaye and Reba A. Carruth

9. Regulatory Standards and Food Safety in South Asia: The Growing Role of SAARC
Reba A. Carruth

10. Food Safety Standards Harmonization in the Asia-Pacific Region
Lee Ann Jackson

PART IV: REGULATED COMPETITION IN GLOBAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURE INDUSTRIES
11. Governance of Biotechnology: Emerging Regulation of GM Crops and Livestock in Global Food Industries and Food Systems
Jørgen Schlundt

12. Multilateral Governance of Food Safety in Global Food Industries and Food Systems: The Role of FAO, WHO and Codex Alimentarius in Regulatory Harmonization
Genaro Garcia and Reba A. Carruth

PART V: CONCLUSIONS
13. Regulated Competition and Food Safety in Global Agri-Food Industries
Reba A. Carruth

14. Conclusions: Transatlantic and Multilateral Governance of Food Safety in Global Agri-Food Industries
Reba A. Carruth

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