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Labeling Genetically Modified Food: The Philosophical and Legal Debate

Paul Weirich


Many countries, such as countries in the European Union, require that food labels announce genetically modified (GM) ingredients. The United States does not require such labeling. Which labeling policy is best? An answer must explore a complex web of topics including the science of genetic modification, the benefits of agbiotechnology, and labeling's effects on commerce. This book surveys various labeling policies and the cases for them. It is the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment of the debate about labeling genetically modified food.

Keywords: food labels, genetically modified food, genetically modified plants, genetically modified animals, food production, consumer information, mandatory labeling, voluntary labeling, food safety, environmental impact

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195326864
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326864.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Weirich, editor
University of Missouri, Columbia
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