The genetically modified organisms (GMOs) global policy landscape shows one of divergence not convergence. The United States stands on one side as strong advocates for GMOs through approval and production, while the European Union, on the other side, applies the precautionary principle to GMOs as they appear to be more cautious with GMO production. Due to this polarization, other countries are able to more easily develop their own unique policies, mostly falling somewhere in between the leniency towards approval of the United States and the rigidity towards approval of the European Union.
Paine, Jordan D.
"Global GMO Policy,"
Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI) Policy Briefs: Vol. 4
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