Policy Brief Number 6, 2008

Aginam, Obijiofor and Hansen, Christina (2008). Policy Brief Number 6, 2008. UNU Research & Policy Briefs. United Nations University.

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    Author Aginam, Obijiofor
    Hansen, Christina
    Title Policy Brief Number 6, 2008
    Series Title UNU Research & Policy Briefs
    Publication Date 2008
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 8
    Language eng
    Abstract While globalization brings opportunities for economic growth, international trade creates opportunities for the globalization of unsafe food. As trade liberalization opens the territorial boundaries of nation-states for traded goods and services, frequent and recurring instances of food contamination threaten the health, trust and confit dance of consumers. To guarantee sustainability and social responsibility, the implementation and enforcement of food safety standards should effectively involve multiple actors: states, international organizations, the food industry, consumer groups and civil society. This would create an opportunity to balance trade and food safety concerns, enabling consumers to make informed choices. Today, certainty over food safety may also prevent a downturn in the volume of traded food as a consequence of staggering energy prices that discourage expensive transport. Better and broader access to systematic food safety information may be part of an answer to the quest for optimised consumer choice.
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2008
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISSN 18148026
    ISBN 9789280830613
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