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. Fiscal Impact: Increased annual state costs from a few hundred thousand dollars to over $1 million to regulate the labeling of genetically engineered foods. Additional, but likely not significant, governmental costs to address violations under the measure.
Popular Vote Results
Dr. Michelle Perro, Pediatrician
Dr. Bob Goldberg, Member, National Academy of Sciences
Rebuttal Against Author
Jamie Court, President, Consumer Watchdog
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS. LABELING. California Proposition 37 (2012).