The Potential Impacts of Mandatory Labeling for Genetically Engineered Food in the United States

Issue Papers - IP54 - April 2014
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Although genetically engineered (GE) products are used around the world, the issue becomes contentious when they are present in our food. A key part of the resulting debate centers on proposals regarding the mandatory labeling of GE food. With some states considering legislation to mandate such labels, this CAST Issue Paper (IP 54)examines arguments for and against labels, the costs involved with labeling, and experiences in countries that use mandatory labeling. Chair: Alison Van Eenennaam, Department of Animal Science, University of California – Davis.

IP54, April 2014, 16 pp., Available free online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).
(Keywords: GE Labeling, GE Food, Biotech, GMO)

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View videos of the April 28, 2014 panel discussion here.

Task Force Chair

Alison Van Eenennaam

Task Force Author(s)

Bruce Chassy

Nick Kalaitzandonakes

Thomas Redick

Task Force Reviewers

Julian M. Alston

Paula Fitzgerald

Richard E. Goodman

Mark Lynas

Gary Marchant

Task Force Board Liaison

David Scarfe

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