California rejects GMO labeling: What’s next for GMOs on food labels?

November 14, 2012

On Nov. 6, California voters defeated Proposition 37 (53.1% to 46.9%), “The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act,” requiring label disclosure of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). If passed, the proposition would have prohibited GMO food and other processed food from being labeled “natural.” In the most recent ePerspective post, Karen C. Duester, President of Food Consulting Co., offers some considerations for food manufacturers given the rejection of Prop 37. As she explains, the issue of GMO labeling has put a spotlight on use of the “natural” claim. Companies are becoming more conservative surrounding the use of “natural” in an effort to steer clear of the controversy. Read Duester’s ePerspective post to see other ways that the Prop 37 rejection may impact food manufacturers.

Karen Duester’s ePerspective post