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Issue Papers - IP54 - April 2014

Although genetically engineered (GE) products are used around the world, the issue becomes contentious when they are present in our food. A key part of the resulting debate centers on proposals regarding the mandatory labeling of GE food. With some states considering legislation to mandate such labels, this CAST Issue Paper (IP 54)examines arguments for and against labels, the costs involved with labeling, and experiences in countries that use mandatory labeling. Chair: Alison Van Eenennaam, Department of Animal Science, University of California - Davis. IP54, April 2014, 16 pp., FREE. Available online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).
(Keywords: GE Labeling, GE Food, Biotech, GMO)

GE Labeling Impact Report - June 2014

View videos of the April 28, 2014 panel discussion here.

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 54-QC - April 2014

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document (IP 54),The Potential Impacts of Mandatory Labeling for Genetically Engineered Food in the United States. (IP54)

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 31-QC-SPA - February 2014

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document (SP 31),Assessing the Health of Streams in Agricultural Landscapes: The Impacts of Land Management Change on Water Quality. (SP31)

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 2012-1-QC-SPA - February 2014

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document (IP 47), La Relación Directa entre la Salud Animal y los Resultados de Inocuidad Alimentaria. (IP47)

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 49-QC-SPA - February 2014

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document (IP 49), Las malezas resistentes al herbicida son una amenaza para los avances logrados en la conservación del suelo: Cómo encontrar un equilibrio para la sustentabilidad del suelo y los predios agrícolas. (IP49)

 
 
Other Publications - January 2014

A compilation of publicly available information assembled by The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), updated July 2017.

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 51-QC SPA - November 2013

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document (IP 51), Food, Fuel, and Plant Nutrient Use in the Future. (IP51)

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 50-QC SPA - November 2013

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document (IP 50), Water and Land Issues Associated with Animal Agriculture: A U.S. Perspective. (IP50)

 
 
Issue Papers - IP53 - September 2013

A popular belief exists that animal agriculture competes for human food supplies and wastes resources. Little scientific information exists regarding this concept, and it is therefore necessary to quantify human-inedible feedstuff use and re-examine the feed efficiency concept using a ratio of human-edible feedstuff input to human-edible (animal protein) output. This paper (IP 53) addresses the commonly heard argument that livestock compete with humans for food resources, thus providing support for the continued existence of livestock production.  It also addresses the knowledge gap that currently exists as to the quantity of human feed and fiber by-products used within animal agriculture. Chair:  Jude Capper, Montana State University.  IP53, September 2013, 16 pp. FREE. Available online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).

        

 
 
Ag quickCASTs - 53-QC - September 2013

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document (IP 53), Animal Feed vs. Human Food: Challenges and Opportunities in Sustaining Animal Agriculture Toward 2050CAST video based on Issue Paper 53 (IP53) and a video of Dr. Capper's presentation also available.