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The impact of regulation on the development of new products in the food industry

: Menrad, K.; Blind, K.

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International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research -ICABR-:
8th International Conference on Agricultural Biotechnology 2004. International Trade and Domestic Production : Ravello (Italy), July 8-11, 2004
Ravello: ICABR, 2004
24 S.
International Conference on Agricultural Biotechnology <8, 2004, Ravello>
Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer ISI ()
food industry; regulation; innovation; biotechnology; organic food; functional food; European Union; United States

The paper gives an overview of the general regulatory framework relevant for the food industry in the EU and USA, as well as some information on the character of innovations in the food chain. In a second step three very innovative fields in the food industry are analysed whether the existing regulatory framework has hindering or facilitating impacts on innovations: the use of genetic engineering, health-oriented Functional Foods and organic food products. Empirical results among a survey of EU food manufacturing firms are presented which assess the current framework in the EU and its impact on innovation activities. The paper concludes with some remarks about the role of regulations for R&D and marketing of new products in the food industry.