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.