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California's Prop 37 - GMO labeling

In November 2012, Californians voted on Proposition 37, an initiative that would require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. The proposition did not pass, with 53% opposed to 47% in favor.

We presented all sides of the Prop 37 issue here leading up to the vote, so that industry professionals could make an informed decision and add their voice to the discussion.

New Hope Natural Media has long supported the labeling of genetically engineered ingredients because we believe consumers have a right to know what is in the products they buy. One way we’ve demonstrated this support is through helping the Just Label It Campaign collect signatures for its petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration during Natural Products Expo West 2012.

We will continue to help educate natural products retailers and manufacturers on GMO labeling and provide a platform for discussion of this important issue at our events, on newhope360 and in our publications.

  • In favor

    • Sep 19, 2012
      Commentary

      New GMO study energizes Prop 37 debate 2

      A new study released today found that rats fed GMO feed grew major tumors and had liver and kidney disturbances. What does this mean for the pending Prop 37 vote?...More
    • Oct 9, 2012
      Commentary

      What makes you think you have the Right to Know?

      Danny DeVito, Dave Matthews, Jillian Michaels and other stars make a plug for voting Yes on Prop 37 in California. Will their voices make a difference?...More
    • Sep 18, 2012
      blog

      Why the natural industry should support Prop 37 3

      Although California’s ballot initiative to require the labeling of GMOs may contain technical flaws, its passage would strengthen consumers’ rights to know what is in their food. Why would anyone in the natural products industry not support that?...More
    • Apr 18, 2012
      Commentary

      California's GMO initiative is good for producers, consumers 2

      In response to a recent newhope360 blog, Stacy Malkan of the California Right-to-Know ballot initiative describes the proposed labeling law and explains why it's good for the state....More
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