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“A Scientist-Lawmaker’s Case for GMO Labeling”

Minnesota state Representative Phyllis Kahn has authored this article which appears in Governing (Magazine):

http://www.governing.com/gov-institute/voices/col-scientist-lawmaker-case-gmo-labeling.html

There are real health and environmental concerns, and labeling is a reasonable response to them.
by | February 18, 2016

As one of roughly a dozen Ph.D. scientists serving in state legislatures, I make a point of following policy issues with a scientific component, particularly when they concern my field of specialization, DNA replication and recombination.

One such issue is whether to require food produced from crops grown from seeds that have been genetically modified to be labeled as such. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are usually created by transferring genetic material from one organism to another using techniques that go beyond the usual plant or animal breeding. Continue reading