The Logic and Consequences of Labeling GMOs

Zilberman, David

from ARE Update Vol. 15, No. 5, May/Jun, 2012

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The choice facing California is not whether consumers should have information regarding consuming GMOs because non-GM food can be labeled as such, but what will be the benchmark for labeling requirements. Scientific research findings have not found GM food to be riskier to health or the environment than other foods. Furthermore, there is evidence that GM food improves both human and environmental health, increases yield and significantly reduces food prices.


GMOs, labeling requirements, GM products


Zilberman, David. 2012. "The Logic and Consequences of Labeling GMOs." ARE Update 15(5): 5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.