Biotech Updates

CAST Releases Issue Paper on GE Food Labeling

April 30, 2014

The American Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) released a new report titled The Potential Impacts of Mandatory Labeling for Genetically Engineered Food in the United States. The report discusses the arguments for and against labels, the costs involved with labeling, and experiences in countries that use mandatory labeling using factual information. The report is written by Bruse Cassy, Nick Kalaitzadonakes, Thomas Redick with Alison Van Eenennaam as Task Force Chair.

At the end of the report, the authors called for better communication about GE food labeling. They recommend that legislators and consumers should be provided with independent objective information to help move the national discussion from contentious claims to a more fact-based, informed debate.

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