Criminology and genetically modified food

Walters, Reece (2004) Criminology and genetically modified food. British Journal of Criminology, 44(2), pp. 151-167.

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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.

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ID Code: 49638
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: genetically modified, engineered foods, Royal Commission on genetic modification
DOI: 10.1093/bjc/44.2.151
ISSN: 1464-3529
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Oxford University Press
Deposited On: 12 Jun 2012 00:40
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 00:40

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