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California GE Ballot Initiative a Game Changer

Our colleague Claire Mitchell recently published an article in Guide to U.S. Food Labeling Law that describes how a California ballot initiative could be a game changer for food companies that use biotechnology in their food production process. Titled the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, the initiative represents the state's first-ever ballot measure to require labeling of genetically engineered foods.

Claire describes the specific labeling requirements that would take effect on July 1, 2014, should voters approve Proposition 37. She also discusses the approach taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on genetically engineered foods and the compliance challenge a new labeling requirement could pose for global food companies. You can read the full text of her article here.

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