從美國基改食品標示規範論消費者知情選擇的內涵及實踐

Translated title of the contribution: The Content and Implication of Consumers’ Informed Choice: Lessons from the American GM Food Labeling Regulations

Chih-Hsiung Chen, 胡 慎芝

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Abstract

The Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation in Taiwan in the past mainly focused on risk management. Pursuant to the 2013 amendment to article 4, the notion of “right to know” is incorporated into one of the principles of food measures. The undefined reference to informed choice will definitely become a pressing issue for future legislation. By contrast, the various lawsuits and tremendous scholarly discussion that involve GMO labeling can provide valuable insights for the content and limit of consumers’ right to know. This article first defines what an informed choice means from theoretical perspectives, then introduces the attitude of Food and Drug Administration towards GMO labeling and the controversy of its jurisdiction, analyzes the legal principles of mandatory labeling established by judicial judgments, examines the just-passed U.S. GMO labeling law and then reviews our current practices, hoping to serve as a model for relevant researches and regulations.
Translated title of the contribution The Content and Implication of Consumers’ Informed Choice: Lessons from the American GM Food Labeling Regulations
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)1-57
Number of pages58
Journal成大法學
Volume34
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2017

Keywords

  • informed choice
  • genetically modified food (GMO)
  • mandatory labeling
  • commercial speech
  • “Natural” food label
  • U.S. GMO Food Labeling Law

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