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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 (http://tiny.cc/…). 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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