Originally included as a chapter in “Beyond the Barricades. The American Trade and Sustainable Development Agenda”. Edited by Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger and Maria Leichner Reynal. Ashgate Publishing 2005.
This document is an in-depth examination of the serious issues related to the use of agricultural biotechnology and its impacts on the environment, human health and socio-economic and ethical problems and how these issues are directly tied to 1) the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and international trade agreements, 2) international risk and liability for biosafety, and 3) Codex Alimentarius and consumers.