Releasing genetically modified canola into the Environment - deconstructing a decision of the Gene Technology Regulator under the Gene Technology Act 2000 (Cth)

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Title Releasing genetically modified canola into the Environment - deconstructing a decision of the Gene Technology Regulator under the Gene Technology Act 2000 (Cth)
Author Lawson, Charles; Hindmarsh, Richard Alan
Journal Name Environmental and Planning Law Journal
Editor Gerry Bates
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Thomson Lawbook Co.
Abstract This article deconstructs the decision of the Gene Technology Regulator to grant a license to Bayer CropScience Pty Ltd for the commercial release of genetically modified canola under the Gene Technology Act 2000 (Cth). The purpose of the article is to challenge the "science-based" decision making advocated by the Act that in practice relies almost exclusively on qualitative assessments by the Regulator. The article concludes that while more "science" will enhance the Regulator's decisions, this "science" alone is not enough to avoid a further loss of legitimacy with regard to the current regulation of commercial and general releases of genetically modified organisms (and genetically modified products) into the environment.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.thomson.com.au/catalogue/shopexd.asp?id=886
Volume 23
Issue Number 1
Page from 22
Page to 59
ISSN 0813-300X.
Date Accessioned 2006-07-25
Date Available 2009-11-09T01:28:29Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Australian Government and Politics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/14449
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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