Damage Caused by Genetically Modified Organisms: Comparative Survey of Redress Options for Harm to Persons, Property or the Environment

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Bernhard A. Koch
Walter de Gruyter, Oct 28, 2010 - Law - 981 pages

The debate about the use of genetically modified organisms in European agriculture is fuelled by the fear of the general public about potential risks of GM farming, whether substantiated or not. Transgenic food is suspected to cause bodily harm, have a negative impact upon the health of animals, weaken the productivity of conventional farmland, reduce biodiversity or otherwise deteriorate the environment, to name but a few dangers popping up in the public debate.
Apart from setting standards for GM farming and requiring safety checks for transgenic products, all jurisdictions also provide for the case that such risks should materialize. These are not necessarily novel approaches - classic tort law already offers remedies for such losses. Sometimes these traditional solutions are enhanced or replaced by alternative redress schemes. This volume compares twenty European and four non-European jurisdictions in this respect and provides special analyses from an economic and insurance perspective as well as surveys of cross-border dispute resolution and international law.





 

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Contents

Damage Caused by GMOs under Austrian Law
2
Damage Caused by GMOs under Czech Law
35
Damage Caused by GMOs under Danish Law
70
Damage Caused by GMOs under English Law
86
Damage Caused by GMOs under Estonian Law
110
Damage Caused by GMOs under Finnish Law
132
Damage Caused by GMOs under French Law
171
Damage Caused by GMOs under German Law
212
Damage Caused by GMOs under Polish Law
445
Damage Caused by GMOs under Slovenian Law
477
Damage Caused by GMOs under Spanish Law
491
Damage Caused by GMOs under Swedish Law
559
Damage Caused by GMOs under Australian Law
592
Damage Caused by GMOs under Brazilian Law
624
Damage Caused by GMOs under Canadian Law
663
Damage Caused by GMOs under US Law
715

Damage Caused by GMOs under Greek Law
247
Damage Caused by GMOs under Hungarian Law
273
Damage Caused by GMOs under Italian Law
313
Damage Caused by GMOs under Liechtenstein Law
334
Damage Caused by GMOs under Luxembourg Law
350
Damage Caused by GMOs under Maltese Law
381
Damage Caused by GMOs under Dutch Law
403
Damage Caused by GMOs under Norwegian Law
427
Damage Caused by GMOs under International Environmental Law
754
Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
784
Did Biotechnology Regulation Come to a Conclusion? An Insurers Perspective
813
An Economic Perspective
826
Comparative Analysis
882
Backmatter
943
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Bernhard A. Koch, Universitšt Innsbruck.

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