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Legal Frame of Transgenic Food in Indonesia

Wahyu Yun Santoso, Sunarto, Edhi Martono, Harry Supriyono


Food security is an important issue at present, moreover when it affects the National concept of food sovereignty. Among several food issues, transgenic foods is one main issue to be taken into account since the distribution of transgenic foods has considerably increased alsongsid in proportion to the elevation of people’s consumption volume. This paper aims to describe and explain the normative concept available in Indonesia on providing a framework for transgenic foods. By exploring the legal framework, it will show the ongoing and relevant discourse of legal issues in transgenic food. Several regulations are available to regulate the transgenic food in Indonesia, however lack of implementation as well as law enforcement have acted as its main obstacles.

Wahyu Yun Santoso, PhD Student, Graduate School Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia <mailto:wahyu.yuns@ugm.ac.id>; Sunarto, Professor of Environmental Geography, Graduate School, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia <mailto:sunarto@ugm.ac.id>; Edhi Martono, Professor of Plant and Disease, Graduate School Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia <mailto:edhimartono@ugm.ac.id>; Harry Supriyon, Environmental Law Department, Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia <mailto:harry.supriyono@ugm.ac.id>.

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