Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Mon Apr 14, 2014 08:19 AM CDT

A Modest Proposal for a Genetically-Engineered Label Compromise

A flurry of activity often precedes a breakthrough, so don't be surprised if we soon have new laws on labeling foods with genetically-engineered ingredients. The question is what kind of laws.

State legislatures across the country are rushing to consider legislation that would mandate labeling (…). Congress is on the case, too, with two bills before it. One would set a national standard requiring mandatory labeling. The other calls for voluntary labeling.

The voluntary bill is supported by food, grocery and seed companies as well as by a number of ...

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