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.
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
This was an excellent presentation! Very informative. Thank you.
GREAT PROGRAM - THANK YOU!
Relevant for a Boulderite!
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.
Well organized and informative presentation
A very timely topic.
Very interesting presentation on a very timely issue.
Great treatment of vital topic. Public right to know!
Will be helpful for my practice.
Interesting and well done.
Thanks for explaining the utter complexity of regulations covering this topic.
Outstanding! Very timely subject matter. Thank you for having this topic offered.
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.