Ron Whitehurst discusses California Proposition 37, which is “The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act.” Here is a summary of this proposition:
* Requires labeling on raw or processed food offered for sale to consumers if made from plants or animals with genetic material changed in specified ways.
* Prohibits labeling or advertising such food, or other processed food, as “natural.”
* Exempts 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.
Director: Petrina Sharp