Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Environmental Damage in International and Comparative LawProblems of Definition and Valuation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Bowman and Alan Boyle

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199255733

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255733.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 02 December 2020

Environmental Damage and Genetically Modified Organisms

Environmental Damage and Genetically Modified Organisms

(p.62) (p.63) 5 Environmental Damage and Genetically Modified Organisms
Environmental Damage in International and Comparative Law

Ruth Mackenzie

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the risks posed by genetically modified crops. It argues that many of the risks which are likely to materialize fall comfortably within traditional heads of damage such as personal injury or damage to property. There is also, however, a risk of environmental damage per se, which legal systems may find more problematic. In particular, the notion of damage to ‘biological diversity’ requires careful consideration, especially in light of the definition in the Biodiversity Convention. In the same context, while compensable damage should include the costs of preventive measures and reasonable measures of reinstatement, it should not be so limited, since it may well no longer be feasible to recall the GMO in question.

Keywords:   genetically modified crops, environmental damage, personal injury, property damage, biological diversity, genetically modified organisms, Biodiversity Convention

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .