We investigate the divergence in attitudes and organizations between Europe and the United States concerning food safety. We posit that cultural and historical differences between Europe and the US are the two main contributing factors to these various attitudes. Europe’s adoption of the precautionary principle weighed against the unbridled capitalism of the American Dream has resulted in two vastly different approaches to the development, sale, and regulation of GM products.
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The following posters show a few differences between the food safety policies for US and Europe. The first is addressing the changes in meat standards in the US and the second explains Europe’s risk assessment versus risk management.
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“INFOSAN in Action in the Americas.” WHO. Web.
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