The economics of harmonization of food law in the EU
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In addition to sketching the economic principles of centralization the evolution of EU food law is sketched and compared to the economic theory. It is sketched how EU food law now represents a hybrid system. Still, an important Law and Economics scholarship argues that even though there may be strong arguments for some intervention at the EU level, currently directives go much too far in prescribing requirements concerning food, which may not always reflect the diverging preferences of citizens as far as food safety is concerned.