Labeling GMO Foods

Labeling GMO Foods

Around the country, the debate over GMO foods is shifting from questions of safety to the issue of labeling requirements. We look at a ballot initiative voters take up this week in Washington State on the issue.

Washington State this week votes on a ballot initiative that would require labeling of food containing genetically modified ingredients. Two other states passed GMO labeling laws earlier this year, though with caveats, and more than twenty other states have put the issue on the agenda or on the ballot this year. It's part of a renewed debate around GMO foods, which has shifted from questions of safety to labeling requirements. We explore the issues.

Guests

Michael Moyer

Senior Editor, Scientific American

Delana Jones

Campaign Manager, YES on 522

Georgina Gustin

Agriculture and Food reporter, CQ Roll Call

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