Argument: Labeling GM foods addresses market failure on consumer health

Issue Report: Mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods


Paul Weirich. “Labeling genetically modified food.” (2007): “Companies tend to conduct more research on the benefits of products than on any environmental and health risks. Thus before products enter commerce and are subject to premarket review or are subject to postmarket regulation, companies have incentives to explore and develop the benefits of products, but fewer incentives to fully understand any risks.”