Should the U.S require labeling of GMO Foods?
Be sure you have read the assigned materials on this topic: U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Consumer Info about Food from Genetically Engineered Plants (Links to an external site.) (Retrieved from: http://www.fda.gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/geplants/ucm461805.htm) U.S. Food and Drug Administration: How FDA Regulates Food from Genetically Engineered Plants (Links to an external site.)(Retrieved from: http://www.fda.gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/geplants/ucm461831.htm) Just Label It!: Blog post: Expert Panel Confirms Importance of GMO Labeling (Links to an external site.). Snow, A.A., Andow, D.A., Gepts, P., Hallerman, E.M., Power, A., Tiedje, J.M., Wolfenbarger, L.L./ (2005). Genetically Engineered Organisms and the Environment: Current Status and Recommendations. Ecological Applications (Links to an external site.), V15, I2. Pp. 377-404 (read the Abstract) International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications: Pocket K No. 4: GM Crops and the Environment (Links to an external site.)
Then: Create your initial post in response to the following question. Be sure to support your position with facts and scientific information, not opinions. You may want to refer to both the required and optional readings provided in this module to support your position fully. Additional research through the EC Library is also a great idea. Should the U.S. require labeling of all genetically modified or engineered food? Why or why not?
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