Regulation and Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

Production Date: May 05, 2015 Practice Areas: Food, Beverage, & Agriculture Estimated Length: 5397 minutes


$ 89 Food, Beverage, & Agriculture In Stock

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a hot topic in food and agricultural law, as well as in society generally. This course, presented by Foscolo & Handel partner Lauren Handel, provides an overview of the regulatory framework for GMO crops and an explanation of the legal issues around labeling of foods made with genetic engineering. 


Handel discusses the process for review of GMO by the US Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Food and Drug Administration under their respective statutory authorities. She also provides an update on GMO labeling legislation, the litigation challenging Vermont's GMO labeling law, and the constitutional issues involved.


Learning Objectives:

I.     Understand the respective authorities of the USDA, EPA and FDA in regulating GMO crops and foods 

II.    Recognize the status of federal law with respect to labeling genetically modified foods 

III.   Appreciate state legislative efforts to require labeling of GMO foods 

IV.   Identify the constitutional challenges to GMO labeling laws with regard to the First Amendment, federal preemption, and the Commerce Clause

Davina J.
Arvada, CO

This was an excellent presentation! Very informative. Thank you.

William D.
Denver, CO


Sally B.
Longmont, CO

Relevant for a Boulderite!

Catherine B.
Nashville, TN

This was a fascinating course! Ms. Handel was extremely clear and vastly knowledgeable. I appreciate having an opportunity to look at constitutional analysis (1st Am, Supremacy Clause) in an entirely new legal context.

Jeffrey D.
Severn, MD

Thank you!

Pamela W.
Victor, NY

Well organized and informative presentation

Mary P.
Richmond, VA

A very timely topic.

Alexandra L.
Dobbs Ferry, NY

Very interesting presentation on a very timely issue.

Dane R.
Hanover, PA

Great treatment of vital topic. Public right to know!

Paul B.
Charlotte, NC

Will be helpful for my practice.

Michael W.
New York, NY

Interesting and well done.

Karel H.
Thornton, CO

Thanks for explaining the utter complexity of regulations covering this topic.

Karen M.
Fort Myers, FL

Outstanding! Very timely subject matter. Thank you for having this topic offered.

Frederick S.
Glendale Heights, IL

A very interesting topic, highly relevant today.The presenter did an excellent job and kept my interest. She is very professional and I am quite pleased with the course. Thank you.