GMO Food Labeling with Omri Ben-Shahar

Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 12:15pm - 1:25pm
Location: 
II
Contact info (email or phone): 

mholme@uchicago.edu
aadair@uchicago.edu

The vast majority of commodity crops grown in the U.S. are genetically modified (GMO). California and Washington state voters have recently rejected proposals to mandate labeling of GMO in foods. Other countries require such labels or restrict the distribution of GMOs altogether.

Should the government regulate these “Frankenfoods”?  Restrict their distribution? Require their labeling? Professor Omri Ben-Shahar will discuss the debate over GMO policy, and the law and politics of mandated food labeling, in the aftermath of the defeated GMO labeling bills.

This talk is jointly sponsored by the Food Law Society and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics.

Lunch will be provided.  This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar