Mark Mansour and Jennifer B. Bennett
Keller and Heckman

As controversial food trade issues, such as biotechnology, occupy the interests of consumers and regulators throughout the world, the work of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) has assumed vital importance. With this increased prominence has come the accompanying risk that free trade might be compromised for less than scientific objectives.

Key words: Biotechnology; Codex; food and agriculture; technical barriers to trade; trade barriers.