n Without Prejudice - Genetically modified foods - friend or foe? : consumer law

Volume 10, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The extended process of finalising the Consumer Protection Act (which comes into force in October this year) demonstrates the prickly nature of the debate around genetically modified foods. It took almost four years to finalise that Act and one aspect holding up the process was the heated debate about whether genetically modified food should be labelled and, more particularly, whether consumers should be informed about possible risks of consuming such products.

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