Seeds and the Law - Sectoral regulation governed
by one business model
|Anvar, Shabnam Laure (2008):
Semences et Droit
- L'emprise d'un modèle économique dominant sur une
réglementation sectorielle / Seeds and the Law - Sectoral regulation
governed by one business model.
Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I).
The seed supply chain is
governed by a variety of business models. Seed regulation, however, is informed
by just one single model. Current regulation, in France, is technical and
market directing; geared to the specific needs of commercial high-yield
agriculture varieties. Such regulation stands in the way of practices typical
of other business models.
The aim of this study is to shed light on
these relatively unknown regulations. To clarify the legal framework governing
the seed supply chain from its draft through to its implementation, while
considering its constraints and its consequences. Moreover, this study will
show that all regulation planned or developed by regulatory bodies is shaped by
the economic and institutional actors of the dominant model in line with their
own interests and against the interests of other models. However, alternative
regulation can be developed that guarantees the multiplicity, viability and
specificity of each of the competing models.
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