The Food Industry in the Creative Economy: A Legal Perspective

By Rostam J. Neuwirth.

Published by Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

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The concept of the creative economy is a recent addition to the scientific and public debate regarding the governance of global affairs in the future. The concept is based on the creative industries but a precise or authoritative definition is not available at the moment. However, drawing from past regulatory experiences and conflicts within the cultural industries, the predecessors of the creative industries, there may be several useful lessons to be learned for other industrial sectors, such as the food industry. The present article therefore briefly inquires into the meaning of the concept of the creative economy. Subsequently, it aims to formulate an answer to the question of whether the food industry today may be classified as a so-called “creative industry.” Based on the findings regarding this question, the article, before concluding, then formulates some principal factors to be taken into account in future dialogues on law and policy.

Keywords: Food Industry, Creative Economy, Creative Industries, Cultural Industries, Functional Foods, Nanofoods, Genetically Modified Food, International Law and Regulation

Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2, July 2014, pp.49-59. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: July 10, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 397.656KB)).

Rostam J. Neuwirth

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Macau, Taipa, Macao Special Administrative Region of China