Genetically Altered Foods

Genetically Altered Foods

The FDA is holding public hearings this week on genetically modified foods. Consumer advocates say manufacturers should be required to identify any food that is genetically altered by providing this information on packaging labels. But...

The FDA is holding public hearings this week on genetically modified foods. Consumer advocates say manufacturers should be required to identify any food that is genetically altered by providing this information on packaging labels. But industry representatives say the science just doesn't point to any need for the extra information. A panel discusses the food products on American grocery store shelves and what you need to know about their ingredients.

Guests

Carol Tucker Foreman

director of food policy, Consumer Federation of America

Shereen El Feki

heath care and science correspondent for The Economist

Andrew Kimbrell

International Center for Technology Assessment

Gene Grabowski

spokesperson for the Grocery Manufacturers of America

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