The Debate on Labeling Genetically Modified Food

TitleThe Debate on Labeling Genetically Modified Food
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsDamery, P, D'Adamo, N, Graham, M, Hoffman, M, Riedl, J
Corporate AuthorsIowa Sta te University,
Pagination29 p.
PublisherIowa State University
KeywordsBIOENGINEERING , BIOETHICS , Biological , ENVIRONMENTAL , ENVIRONMENTAL policy , PUBLIC , PUBLIC health
AbstractIn 1992 Calgene Inc. filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval of a gene used in the development of its FLAVR SAVR tomato. This product would be the first genetically engineered food to be approved for commercial production. As more genetically engineered food is sold, some individuals have begun calling for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered products. European nations and other countries already have these kinds of rules in place, but so far the U.S. F.D.A has only suggested guidelines for voluntary labeling. In the case activity, teams of students are assigned a side and present their arguments for and against mandatory labeling to a panel of senators who will vote on legislation requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.
URLhttp://www.public.iastate.edu/~ethics/LabelGMFood.pdf
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