Jeff Stier on Genetically-Modified Labeling

Jeff Stier, director of the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Risk Analysis Division, chats with talk radio host and rancher Trent Loos about the politics of genetically-modified foods.

New legislation has been proposed in Congress to label such foods — a measure that has been unpopular at the state level in past ballot propositions and something that Stier does not feel needs to be compelled by the government.

At the end of the interview, Loos makes the declaration:

I’m quite confident that nobody listening — including the host of this program — thought that we would hear the most profound statement as it involves genetically-modified crops coming from an attorney living in New York City, but we just had it happen.

Jeff Stier said today, in case you missed it, if — in fact — genetically-modified foods were dangerous, I would propose a ban, not labeling them.

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