Proposition 37 is a law that California is trying to pass in this upcoming election. It fights for:
- Require labeling on raw or processed food offered for sale to consumers if the food is made from plants or animals with genetic material changed in specified ways.
- Prohibit labeling or advertising such food as “natural.”
- Exempt from this requirement foods that are “certified organic; unintentionally produced with genetically engineered material; made from animals fed or injected with genetically engineered material but not genetically engineered themselves; processed with or containing only small amounts of genetically engineered ingredients; administered for treatment of medical conditions; sold for immediate consumption such as in a restaurant; or alcoholic beverages.”
It is crucial that we know what we are eating. That information shouldn’t have to be searched for, Prop 37 will make it easier to see which foods contain GMOs and it legitimizes the foods that are labeled organic. It allows for us, consumers, not to be tricked and deceived by mislabeling or a lack of labeling. California is thinking the right way and hopefully this will not only pass but also spread to other states so people can know the truth behind labels and their food.
To keep up to date with everything involving Prop 37 check out this source: votersedge.com