This Note aims to identify the food justice issues caused by the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) and make recommendations for the United States to minimize these concerns. The NBFDS requires the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to draft regulations establishing a mandatory disclosure standard for GM food and ultimately, will require a disclosure on the package of any GM food sold in the United States. Part I of the Note provides an overview of the genetically modified (GM) food debate. Part II reviews the NBFDS. Part III explains the food justice implications of GM food production. Part IV analyzes the food justice concerns of the NBFDS. Part V provides recommendations for the United States to incorporate in the regulatory scheme under the NBFDS to address concerns with food justice.
Courtnee Grego, The GM Food Debate: An Evaluation of the NationalBioengineered Food Disclosure Standard andRecommendations for the United States Based on FoodJustice, 41 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 1003 (2018).