Prop 37 - Fail  47.0%/53.0%



Proposition 37: Labeling of Genetically

Engineered Food                           

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CV's Easy-to-use Ballot Measure Summary

Proposition 37 would require foods made from plants or animals with genetically engineered material to be labeled in specific ways and would prohibit labeling or advertising any such food as “natural.” Exceptions are allowed in several cases, including certified organic foods, alcoholic beverages and food unintentionally produced with genetically engineered material.

Supporters of Proposition 37 say Californians have the right to know what is in the foods they eat, and Prop 37 simply requires labeling so consumers can choose for themselves whether to buy genetically modified foods.

Supporters of Proposition 37 include the American Public Health Association, United Farm Workers, the Sierra Club, California National Organization for Women, the Consumer Federation of America, and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.

Opponents of Proposition 37 call it a “deceptive, deeply flawed food labeling scheme” that would ban the sale of thousands of safe and common food products, increase food costs for consumers by hundreds of dollars per year, cost taxpayers millions and lead to expensive shakedown lawsuits against famers and small businesses. 

Opponents of Proposition 37 include the California Farm Bureau Federation, Western Growers Association, the American Council on Science and Health, the California Grocers Association, the California State Conference of the NAACP and California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse.

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Easy-to-use Citizen Voice Prop 37 Ballot Measure Summary (.pdf)

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