EU Food Law: A Very Short Introduction

  • Kai PurnhagenEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Advances in Bioeconomy: Economics and Policies book series (PABEP)


EU food law has grown of age. From a study adjacent to the law of the free movement of goods, it increasingly matures as an own area of law, competing at eye level with agricultural law. This chapter provides a very short introduction into the rationale of EU food law and the major legal acts, which describe this area. The rigorous application of the farm-to-fork approach across the whole supply chain makes the EU’s regulatory approach unique to the world.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Law and Governance GroupWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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