The scientific and policy debate on the potential benefits and risks of biotechnologies remains polarized.

This paper provides an overview of developments in food safety policy in major industrial countries and of economic analysis of this policy. It describes the elements of a risk-based, farm-to-fork food safety system as it is emerging in OECD countries guided by discussions through Codex Alimentarius and traces its roots in the development of risk management policy in the United States.

This FAO study analyses national legislation on wildlife management in 12 countries in Asia and Oceania. It identifies strengths and weaknesses of legal frameworks in promoting sustainable wildlife management and proposes options to support empowerment of the poor.