I think...the issue of labeling is first and foremost one of safety. And I think those concerns have to be addressed always for the consumers. The [Food and Drug Administration] has...said that they don't see an issue with the safety. Now if that were to change, through any kinds of tests or studies or so forth like that, I think definitely then you would see a big push for labeling. And it would probably be appropriate at that time. So far, it seems in the industry, and particularly here in Iowa, we have not seen a big outcry for specific labeling on the issues. We have not seen anything at the state or local level. I know in some states it has been discussed, but so far here in Iowa it has not become an issue at all. I think if labeling is mandated, depending on what avenue it would take, it's obviously going to have some economic impacts and will probably drive up the cost of the product, which ultimately is going to get passed on to the consumer.
I think biotechnology has impacted the grocery and the food industry in a positive manner. I mean, there have been many improvements made in the foods. And there are going to be many more to come as [biotechnology] develops even further, especially with nutritional value and creating foods that...will be enhanced to provide more nutritional value and better health benefits to the consumer.
I think the consumer acceptance is very good right now of [genetically engineered] foods. There are so many foods right now that are biotechnology produced. The consumer is using them and probably doesn't even realize it because there's no major difference nutritionally. It doesn't make any difference.