10 Nov '11, 4pm

California Ballot Initiative to Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods Submitted to Attorn

Help the Organic Consumers Fund make GMO labels the law! Please DONATE and VOLUNTEER! SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, a wide-ranging coalition of consumer, public health and environmental organizations, food companies, and individuals submitted the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act to the State Attorney General. The initiative requires genetically engineered foods (also known as Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs) and foods containing GMO ingredients to be clearly labeled, similar to current labels with other nutritional information. A genetically engineered food is usually a plant or animal that has had its DNA altered at the molecular level in a lab to include genes that produce foreign compounds from other plants, animals, viruses, or bacteria. This genetic alteration is not found in nature and cannot occur naturally. Californians currently unknowing...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24296.cfm

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