n Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Genetically modified organisms : tamed kitten or tiger by the tail?

Volume 40, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



Gene manipulation has generated enormous discussion among various segments of the community. There is no certainty regarding the advantages and disadvantages of genetically modified organisms. This article gives an overview of the international stance regarding such organisms and deals specifically with aspects such as genetic engineering, an historical background of genetically modified organisms, the international application of these organisms, the international regulations regarding genetically modified organisms, a comparative study of the legislation dealing with them in various jurisdictions, including South Africa, and the labelling and public opinion in respect thereof.

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