Spotlight On Calif.’s Food Labeling Lunge

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 12:09 PM EDT) -- Food labeling regulation in California and beyond could see significant changes in the coming months. In early May 2012, approximately 970,000 registered California voters signed a petition proposing a ballot initiative that, if passed, would require the labeling of genetically engineered raw or processed food offered for sale to consumers. The initiative, titled the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, is the state’s first-ever ballot initiative to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.

GE foods are defined as foods whose genetic makeup has...
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