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2012 Idaho Law Review Symposium

Genetically Modified Organisms: Law & the Global Market

April 20, 2012
Boise, Idaho

The Idaho Law Review presented a symposium on a topic that is interesting and seminal to legal practitioners. Topics addressed in previous years have included water law, sustainable land use planning, internet and intellectual property law, and health care reform. The GMOs: Law and the Global Market symposium addressed genetically modified organisms and their relevance to both domestic and international legal questions.

Symposium Presentations

Panel I: Issues with Genetically Modified Organisms: Science, Economics, and Law
GMO Panel 1
Prof. Gregory Mandel, Temple University Beasley School of Law - Regulation and Regulatory Gaps in GMO Agriculture (PDF)
Mr. Mark Darrington, Idaho Wheat Commission
Mr. Dario Machleidt

Panel II: Barriers and Channels for GMO Trade
Mr. Jack Bobo, Senior Advisor for Biotechnology, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. State Department - Trade wreck? When ag policy meets reality (PDF)
Prof. Paul Heald, University of Illinois School of Law - GMOs and the WTO: Statesmanship and the Precautionary Principle (PDF)
Dr. Gilbert Winham, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia - GMOs and the International Court Decisions

Panel III: Legal & Policy Implications of Biotechnology
GMO Panel 3
Dr. Guy Knudsen, University of Idaho College of Agriculture & Life Sciences - The Science Needed to Inform Law & Policy
Dean James Chen, University of Louisville School of Law - GMO Technology and Agricultural Practices
Prof. Andrew Torrance, University of Kansas School of Law - The Tort of Nuisance in Intellectual Property

Panel IV: Social Dimensions of GMO Law: Producers and Consumers
GMO Panel 4
Prof. Carmen Gonzales, Seattle University School of Law - GMOs and Equity
Prof. Debra Strauss, Fairfield University - Food Security

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Genetically Modified Organisms: Law & the Global Market addresses genetically modified organisms and their relevance to both domestic and international legal questions.

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