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Mon Oct 1, 2012, 01:34 PM

California Voters to Decide on Labeling Genetically Modified Foods - PROP #37...

Under Proposition 37, food containing genetically engineered ingredients would have to be labeled as such, including thousands of packaged products that now fill grocery stores and routinely make their way into Californians' kitchens...

...Almost anything that's not organic and comes in a box, a bag or a can probably has some genetically engineered content. The prevalence of such ingredients, also known as genetically modified organisms - or GMOs - is the reason advocates are calling for labels.

... The parent companies for Cheerios, Chef Boyardee, Nestle, Coke and Pepsi are pouring millions into defeating the measure. With them are companies such as Monsanto, DuPont and Bayer that make pesticides and genetically modified seeds. Thanks largely to those businesses, the "no" side has raised $32.5 million.

Pushing for Proposition 37 are organic farmers, advocates and food manufacturers such as Lundberg's, Nature's Path, Clif Bar and Amy's Kitchen. They have helped the "yes" side raise $4.3 million
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Indi Guy Oct 2012 OP
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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 03:37 PM

1. Citation here. Note the shortened version, bold title in NJ Star Ledger yesterday.

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THE SUNDAY STAR-LEDGER

September 30, 2012
Page 2 Section One (print edition)

(above the fold)

Calif. voters will have their say on labeling of biotech groceries

By Laura Rosenhall
SACRAMENTO BEE


SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The cereal aisle, the cookie shelf and the cold case full of sodas have become the battlegrounds in one of the most expensive political fights on California's November ballot.

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The projected increase assumes many companies would swap out low-cost genetically engineered ingredients for higher-priced unmodified ones in order to avoid the labels.
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Common ingredients in processed food including corn syrup, sugar, canola oil and soy-based emulsifiers now often come from crops that have been genetically engineered. Those ingredients are in cereals, sodas, cookies, crackers, salad dressings and many other packaged foods.




http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/23/4845953/labeling-for-genetically-engineered.html

Labeling for genetically engineered food? California voters will decide in November

By Laurel Rosenhall
lrosenhall@sacbee.com

Published: Sunday, Sep. 23, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Sunday, Sep. 23, 2012 - 10:24 am


The cereal aisle, the cookie shelf and the cold case full of sodas have become the battlegrounds in one of the most expensive political fights on California's November ballot.

Under Proposition 37, food containing genetically engineered ingredients would have to be labeled as such, including thousands of packaged products that now fill grocery stores and routinely make their way into Californians' kitchens.

Those on both sides of the measure agree: Almost anything that's not organic and comes in a box, a bag or a can probably has some genetically engineered content. The prevalence of such ingredients, also known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs is the reason advocates are calling for labels.

Common ingredients in processed food including corn syrup, sugar, canola oil and soy-based emulsifiers now often come from crops that have been genetically engineered. Those ingredients are in cereals, sodas, cookies, crackers, salad dressings and many other packaged foods.

Certified organic goods, on the other hand, do not contain crops whose genes have been altered in a lab

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:00 PM

2. Non-GMO shopping guide available

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