Latest headlines

Cornell study: GMO labeling would cost NY families

Study finds an average family would spend an additional $500 a year

Cornell study: GMO labeling would cost NY familiesA new study out of Cornell University is suggesting consumers in New York will be out of pocket an average of $500 a year if the state passes legislation requiring the labeling of GMO ingredients on food.

The study looked at additional costs that would be handed down to consumers in New York if legislation mandating labeling became a law in the state.

Bill Lesser, university professor for the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, conducted the study which was funded by the Council for Biotechnology Information.

According to the Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food, similar studies in Washington and California showed mandatory GMO labels would result in similar increases in the cost of food.

The Cornell study found that an average family of four would end up spending an additional $500 a year in food costs.

“American families deserve safe, abundant and affordable food,” said Claire Parker, spokeswoman for the coalition.  “GMOs have been used in our food supply for more than 20 years and no study has ever shown them to be unsafe or different from foods without GMOs. A mandatory GMO label will just make it more difficult and expensive for hard-working American families to put food on the table.”

Vermont recently passed a bill requiring labels on food containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, making it the first state to do so.

Similar legislation in New York was advanced by the New York General Assembly’s Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection earlier in May.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Food Engineering Magazine.

Recent Articles by Jeremy Gerrard

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo 2015

Images from Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Clearwater Beach, Florida, April 12-15, 2015. The event brought food and beverage processors and suppliers together to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety.

Podcasts

Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
More Podcasts

Food Engineering

Food Engineering May 2015 Cover

2015 May

The May 2015 issue of Food Engineering explores effective tools for hitting manufacturing targets. Also, read how processors are looking for faster ways to detect harmful pathogens in food and beverages without sacrificing accuracy or reliability.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Plant Facility/Site Issues

What issue about your current plant facility/site keeps you up the most at night?
View Results Poll Archive

THE FOOD ENGINEERING STORE

Food-Authentication-Flyer-(.gif
Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

FE recent tweets

facebook_40.pngtwitter_40px.pngyoutube_40px.png linkedin_40px.pngGoogle +

Food Master

Food Engineering Food Master 2015Food Master 2015 is now available!

Where the buying process begins in the food and beverage manufacturing market. 

Visit www.foodmaster.com to learn more.