“Genetic engineering” (GE) is a process of changing plants or animals so they behave differently. For example, common GE foods are corn or soybeans that have been changed to resist pests or tolerate pesticides. It is estimated that between 40% and 70% of food sold in California may contain GE ingredients. No current law specifically regulates GE foods, or requires identification of GE foods.
What Prop 37 would do if it passes:
Effect on the state budget:
It could cost the state a few hundred thousand dollars or up to $1 million per year to make sure food suppliers follow the new labeling regulations.
People for Prop 37 say (carighttoknow.org):
People against Prop 37 say (www.noprop37.com):