Criminology and genetically modified food

Walters, Reece 2004, Criminology and genetically modified food, British journal of criminology, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 151-167, doi: 10.1093/bjc/44.2.151.

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Title Criminology and genetically modified food
Author(s) Walters, ReeceORCID iD for Walters, Reece
Journal name British journal of criminology
Volume number 44
Issue number 2
Start page 151
End page 167
Total pages 17
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2004
Keyword(s) criminology
genetically modified
engineered foods
Royal Commission on genetic modification
Summary Genetically modified or engineered foods are produced from rapidly expanding technologies that have sparked international debates and concerns about health and safety. These concerns focus on the potential dangers to human health, the risks of genetic pollution, and the demise of alternative farming techniques as well as biopiracy and economic exploitation by large private corporations. This article discusses the findings of the world’s first Royal Commission on Genetic Modification conducted in New Zealand and reveals that there are potential social, ecological and economic risks created by genetically modified foods that require closer criminological scrutiny. As contemporary criminological discourses continue to push new boundaries in areas of crimes of the economy, environmental pollution, risk management, governance and globalization, the potential concerns posed by genetically modified foods creates fertile ground for criminological scholarship and activism.
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/bjc/44.2.151
Field of Research 1602 Criminology
1801 Law
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (ISTD)
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