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    GMO risks, food security, climate change and the entrenchment of Neo-Liberal legal narratives

    Leonelli, Giulia Claudia (2018) GMO risks, food security, climate change and the entrenchment of Neo-Liberal legal narratives. Transnational Legal Theory 9 (3-4), pp. 302-315. ISSN 2041-4005.

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    This article explores the artificial nature of the neo-liberal legal narratives on GMOs, complementing Anne Saab’s analysis of the Public International Law (‘PIL’) climate change adaptation regime with a deconstruction of the hegemonic transnational legal discourse on the risks, costs and benefits of agricultural biotechnologies. The enquiry into the dominant regulatory approach to the governance of GMO risks sheds light on its specific political and socio-economic implications, lending support to the argument that GMOs are identified as a strategy to tackle food insecurity and facilitate climate change adaptation simply because their development, patenting and trade serve the profit-making goals of transnational market actors. Against this backdrop, the PIL discourse on climate-resilient GMOs and the hegemonic transnational legal narrative on GMO safety and food security turn out to be two sides of the same coin.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): GMOs, Risk Regulation, Food Security, Climate Change, Neo-Liberalism
    School: School of Law
    Depositing User: Giulia Claudia Leonelli
    Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2019 13:20
    Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 14:22


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