Prop 37 will subject most packaged foods to labeling, says Cornell professor

A Cornell University professor maintains most packaged foods would need to carry a genetically engineered label if California voters approve Proposition 37.

“In 2012, genetically engineered varieties were grown on 88 percent of U.S. field corn acres, 93 percent of soybean acres, and 94 percent of cotton acres,” says Margaret Smith, professor of plant breeding and genetics and agricultural extension leader. “A majority of packaged foods on typical grocery shelves include some ingredients derived from corn, soybean or cotton, so if this law passes, most packaged products would have to carry a genetically engineered label.”

View the original article here: Professor: Prop 37 to Subject Most Packaged Foods to Labeling – Food Product Design

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