14 Jul '12, 12pm

California GMO Labeling Law Successfully Makes It on the Ballot

California GMO Labeling Law Successfully Makes It on the Ballot

In a huge win for consumers, the California Office of Secretary of State announced the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act , also known as the GMO labeling initiative. It will appear as Proposition 37 in the November 6 elections, as reported on Food Safety News . If the bill passes, California will be the first state in the nation to require labeling of foods that include genetically modified ingredients much to the dismay of most large scale food and GMO seed manufacturers. Playing Catch Up We are one of the few industrialized nations that doesn't require labeling of GMO foods. In Europe all products containing more than .9 percent GMO are labeled as such . China and Japan also require labeling. But in the US, there is no such standard. We would like to believe that our foods come from nature, but that's far from the case. Polls suggest that 90 percen...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/health/california-gmo-labeling-...

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