Calif.'s Prop 37 And Food Policy: What Happens Next?
December 7, 2012, 5:52 PM EST
Law360, New York (December 7, 2012, 5:52 PM EST) -- Although the campaign was hard fought, 53 percent of California’s voters cast their ballots against the Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Initiative (commonly referred to as Proposition 37) at the polls on Nov. 6. If passed, the balloting initiative would have required food manufacturers and producers to label “genetically engineered” food offered for sale in retail establishments and implemented stiff penalties for failure to do so.
This article provides a brief overview of Proposition 37 and examines the implications of this initiative.