California GE Ballot Initiative Could Be a Game Changer

By Claire J. Mitchell
8/14/2012
Summary:

In an article published by Guide to U.S. Food Labeling Law, Stoel Rives attorney Claire Mitchell discusses how a California ballot initiative could be a game changer for food companies that use biotechnology in their food production process. Titled the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, the initiative represents the state's first-ever ballot proposition to require labeling of genetically engineered foods.

Mitchell describes the specific labeling requirements that would take effect on July 1, 2014, should voters approve Proposition 37 in the November elections. She also discusses the approach taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on genetically engineered foods and the compliance challenge new labeling requirements could pose for global food companies. 

 Read the full article (PDF)

"California GE Ballot Initiative Could Be a Game Changer" was published by Guide to U.S. Food Labeling Law, August 2012. Republished with permission.

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