John Paull has a Master of Environmental Management from the University of Tasmania. His research interests include the development and transmission of green ideas. He is currently researching the organic agriculture movement, the flow of the organic idea across time and space, the response of organics to new challenges and technologies, and the extension of the organic domain from farming and food, into fibre, floristry, forestry, cosmetics and new frontiers.
ArticlesA same-but-different dichotomy has recently been encapsulated within the US Food and Drug Administration’s ill-defined concept of “substantial equivalence” (USFDA, FDA). By invoking this concept the genetically modified organism (GMO) industry has escaped the rigors of safety testing that might otherwise apply. The curious concept of “substantial equivalence” grants a...Read more