Napa Valley may push for GMO labels

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While California voters rejected a ballot initiative that would label foods containing genetically modified organisms just over a year ago, the issue continues to persist in Napa County.

The Napa County Local Food Advisory Council is preparing a recommendation to send to the Board of Supervisors supporting labeling such foods, Agricultural Commissioner Greg Clark said.

The recommendation is currently in draft form, but should reach the elected officials in January, Clark said. It would urge state and federal agencies and officials to support labeling, as they have the regulatory authority to impose that requirement.

Clark said the recommendation is careful to focus only on labeling, and not stray into the broader debate about GMOs. “We’ve been very deliberate to say this is about labeling — just labeling,” Clark said.

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