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July 13, 2014
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The GMO labeling debate
One of the hottest current issues in food policy is whether companies should be required to label products that contain genetically modified organisms. The issue is at the forefront of debates in state legislatures, Congress, and at dinner tables across the country. According to an article in the July-August issue of COLD FACTS magazine, "the global population is expected to rise to more than 9 billion by 2050." The U.S. will need to increase agricultural production by 70 percent to meet the challenge. The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, of which GCCA is a member, introduced the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act in April. This legislation would create a uniform, national program governing the pre-market review and labeling of genetically engineered foods.More

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