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Author Marchant, Gary Elvin, 1958-

Title Thwarting consumer choice : the case against mandatory labeling for genetically modified foods / Gary E. Marchant, Guy A. Cardineau, and Thomas P. Redick.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : AEI Press, [2010]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  363.1929 MAR    AVAILABLE
Description vii, 96 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction and background. Background on GM foods. Biotechnology techniques -- GM crops and foods -- Risks of GM crops and foods -- GM labeling laws and regulations. Status and history of mandatory GM labeling requirements -- Key design issues and differences in national labeling laws -- International law fora.
Critique of the arguments for mandatory GM labeling. The "right to know" -- Consumer choice -- Public opinion -- Tracking and surveillance applications. Health monitoring and product surveillance -- Cultural and religious dietary restrictions.
Arguments against mandatory GM labeling. Costs and burdens of mandatory GM labeling. Costs of testing and segregation -- Market distortions -- Shipping disruption incidents -- Consumer confusion and loss of benefits -- A voluntary labeling alternative -- Appendix A: Animal cloning : the latest skirmish -- Appendix B: National Gm labeling laws and policies.
Subject Genetically modified foods -- Labeling.
Genetically modified foods -- Law and legislation.
Added Author Cardineau, Guy A.
Redick, Thomas P. (Thomas Parker), 1959-
ISBN 9780844743264

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