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Prop. 37:Genetically Engineered FoodsRequires labeling of food products made from genetically modified organisms.
Requires labeling of food sold to consumers made from plants or animals with genetic material changed in specified ways. Prohibits marketing such food, or other processed food, as “natural.” Provides exemptions.
what your vote means
A YES vote on this measure means: Genetically engineered foods sold in California would have to be specifically labeled as being genetically engineered.
A NO vote on this measure means: Genetically engineered foods sold in California would continue not to have specific labeling requirements.
Potential increase in state administrative costs of up to one million dollars annually to monitor compliance with the disclosure requirements specified in the measure. Unknown, but potentially significant, costs for the courts, the Attorney General, and district attorneys due to litigation resulting from possible violations to the provisions of this measure.
No change from status quo.
Proposition 37 gives us the right to know what is in the food we eat and feed to our families. It simply requires labeling of food produced using genetic engineering, so we can choose whether to buy those products or not. We have a right to know.
Prop. 37 is a deceptive, deeply flawed food labeling scheme, full of special-interest exemptions and loopholes.
Prop. 37 would: create new government bureaucracy costing taxpayers millions, authorize expensive shakedown lawsuits against farmers and small businesses, and increase family grocery bills by hundreds of dollars per year.
|1||MERCOLA.COM HEALTH RESOURCES LLC||$1,199,000|
|3||NATURE'S PATH FOODS U.S.A. INC. FINE NATURAL FOOD PRODUCTS||$660,709|
|4||DR. BRONNER'S MAGIC SOAPS ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH INC.||$620,883|
|5||ORGANIC CONSUMERS FUND||$605,667|
|2||E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO.||$5,400,000|
|4||GROCERY MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION||$2,002,000|
|5||KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL, INC.||$2,000,500|