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2018 U. Ill. J.L. Tech. & Pol'y 457 (2018)
The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard: A Solution to the GMO Labeling Political Debate?

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THE NATIONAL BIOENGINEERED FOOD

DISCLOSURE STANDARD:

A SOLUTION TO THE GMO LABELING

POLITICAL DEBATE?


                                                            Zoe S. Spector*


                            TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.     Introduction ......................................................................................... 4 57
II.    B ackground ......................................................................................... 459
       A.   Genetically Modified Foods: The Perceived Benefits and Risks 460
       B.   Genetically Modified Foods: To Label or Not to Label? ............ 461
       C.   Genetically Modified Foods: Regulatory History in the
            U nited States ................................................................................ 462
       D.   Genetically Modified Foods: The New Regulatory
            Labeling Standard ........................................................................ 463
       E. Genetically Modified Foods: The NBFDS's Route to Labeling .464
III.   A n alysis  ............................................................................................... 4 6 5
       A.   The Electronic Disclosure Method: ............................................. 466
       B.   The Exemptions that Prevent Transparency: ............................... 471
       C.   Examples of the NBFDS Applied: .............................................. 474
IV .   R ecom m endation ................................................................................ 476
V .    C onclusion .......................................................................................... 479


                            I.  INTRODUCTION

     When you bite into roughly three out of four of your regular processed
grocery store foods, not only are you biting in to salty, sugary, or crunchy
goodness, you are also consuming genetically modified material.1               Genetically
modified organisms made their way into our agricultural market more than

    *  J.D. University of Illinois College of Law, 2019; B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
2016. 1 want to thank my parents, Debra and Lewis Spector, my brother, A.J. Spector, and my grandmother,
Myrna Gassel, for supporting me in my decision to attend law school, never doubting my ambitions, and for
their love and support. I also want to thank Timothy Jones and my friends-I wouldn't have made it this far
without your unwavering encouragement, patience, and love. Last, I extend my gratitude to Professor Rowell
for her invaluable feedback and guidance, and to the JLTP editors for their hard work in publishing this Note.
    1. C. Eugene Emery Jr. & Mark Reynolds, Sen. Donna Nesselbush: Three Quarters of Processed Foods
Have Genetically Modified Organisms, POLITIFACT (Mar. 22, 2015, 12:01 AM), http://www.politifact.com/
rhode-island/statements/2015/mar/22/donna-nesselbush/sen-donna-nesselbush-three-quarters-processed-food.

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