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Managing novel food technologies and Member States' interests: shifting more powers towards the Member States?

Petetin, Ludivine 2019. Managing novel food technologies and Member States' interests: shifting more powers towards the Member States? In: VarJu, Marton ed. Between Compliance and Particularism: Member State Interests and European Union Law, Springer,

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Abstract

The contentiousness surrounding novel food technologies and their risks is reflected in the tensions between the different actors involved in the EU decision-making process. Asymmetric relationships between competing European and national policy choices have led EU Member States to challenge the current governance system and existing regulatory frameworks that do not accommodate consumer concerns and more generally non-scientific factors. This chapter argues that initiatives that aim to challenge and reverse the trend towards centralisation are crucial to the strengthening of the EU system by giving greater leeway to the Member States in the authorisation procedures for novel food technologies. With multilevel governance and subsidiarity, the control and influence of supra-national entities are limited and lower level entities play a growing role in the regulation of novel food technologies. Further, fragmentation within the risk analysis for novel food technologies favours the weight of scientific evidence within the decision-making process. This problematic fragmentation must be tackled since it prevents non-scientific factors from being considered across the whole approval systems for novel food technologies.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: In Press
Schools: Law
Publisher: Springer
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 August 2018
Date of Acceptance: 1 February 2018
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2018 10:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/114291

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