The Resource Thwarting consumer choice : the case against mandatory labeling for genetically modified foods, Gary E. Marchant, Guy A. Cardineau, and Thomas P. Redick, (electronic book)

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

Label
Thwarting consumer choice : the case against mandatory labeling for genetically modified foods
Title
Thwarting consumer choice
Title remainder
the case against mandatory labeling for genetically modified foods
Statement of responsibility
Gary E. Marchant, Guy A. Cardineau, and Thomas P. Redick
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Are consumers entitled to full disclosure about what is in their food? Many countries, including key U.S. trading partners in Europe and Asia, have adopted mandatory labeling laws for genetically modified crops such as corn and soybeans. Policymakers in the United States are under pressure from activist groups to adopt similar laws, and some public opinion polls suggest that 90 percent of Americans support mandatory GM labeling. But does GM labeling really protect consumers? In Thwarting Consumer Choice, Gary E. Marchant, Guy A. Cardineau, and Thomas P. Redick contend that mandatory GM labeling laws actually harm consumers by pushing genetically modified foods off the market. Although proponents of mandatory labeling often question the safety of genetically modified foods, the National Academy of Sciences and other leading research institutions agree that "GM foods present no unique risks, or greater risks than non-GM foods." Genetically modified foods are not only safe, but abundant and inexpensive. Because they require less use of pesticides and fewer acres of land than conventional crops, they do not overtax the environment. Future innovations could produce GM foods with increased vitamin levels and reduced fat content. Despite these vast benefits, the GM food industry is threatened by labeling requirements that are burdensome, expensive, and stigmatizing. Mandatory labeling would deter investment in this burgeoning biotechnology and deprive the public of important innovations. Ultimately, theauthors conclude, GM labeling laws are antithetical to the notion of consumer choice
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marchant, Gary Elvin
Dewey number
363.19/29
Index
index present
LC call number
TP374.5
LC item number
.M36 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cardineau, Guy A
  • Redick, Thomas P.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Genetically modified foods
Label
Thwarting consumer choice : the case against mandatory labeling for genetically modified foods, Gary E. Marchant, Guy A. Cardineau, and Thomas P. Redick, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction and background -- pt. 2. Critique of the arguments for mandatory GM labeling -- pt. 3. Arguments against mandatory GM labeling
Control code
ebr10454785
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 96 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Thwarting consumer choice : the case against mandatory labeling for genetically modified foods, Gary E. Marchant, Guy A. Cardineau, and Thomas P. Redick, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction and background -- pt. 2. Critique of the arguments for mandatory GM labeling -- pt. 3. Arguments against mandatory GM labeling
Control code
ebr10454785
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 96 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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