Political Indigestion: Germany Confronts Genetically Modified Foods

  title={Political Indigestion: Germany Confronts Genetically Modified Foods},
  author={A. Cooper},
  journal={German Politics},
  pages={536 - 558}
  • A. Cooper
  • Published 2009
  • Economics
  • German Politics
  • Why has German policy toward agricultural biotechnology been notably unsupportive, compared to other countries with large biotechnology industries, despite its economic significance and the senior governing party's initial support across both the SPD–Green and Grand Coalition governments? I argue that German policy is the result of the interlocking dynamics in the economic and political arenas. In both realms, the GMO issue led to ‘business conflict’ by dividing economic sectors into pro-GMO… CONTINUE READING
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