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Food-Medicine Interface and its Application in International Level, Comparative Jurisdictions and Sri Lankan Legal Context

Sri Lanka

May 03, 2021

There has been a growing interest in the Food-medicine interface due to its legal and commercial importance with the development of both food and medicine industries. Food and medicine--even though some foods have therapeutic (curative or preventive) properties--are two different entities, regulated by different legal regimes. Hence, the distinction between food and medicine is crucial in order to protect the interests of consumers. This study is a doctrinal review on the food-medicine interface at international level with particular reference to its application in the Sri Lankan context.

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