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Given our substantial experience with food labeling laws, we can offer practical insights on these GE food initiatives and their implications for food manufacturers and retailers.
Morrison & Foerster has been advising businesses and trade groups on genetically engineered (GE) food labeling and Proposition 65 issues and defending companies that have been targeted in associated class actions and enforcement lawsuits for many years. We will be updating this page regularly with client alerts, links, and presentations in order to provide you with updates and in-depth analyses of legal developments relating to GE food.
Like a Zombie, Mandatory Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Proposal Resuscitated in California
Question of the Week: Under Prop 37, how long do companies have to bring their products into compliance with the new labeling requirements?
Question of the Week: Will Prop 37 Become the New Prop 65?
Question of the Week: Under Prop 37, can’t grocery stores, delis, convenience stores, and the like avoid litigation by simply obtaining sworn compliance statements from their suppliers?
Question of the Week: Does Prop 37 Prohibit Labeling of Processed Foods as "Natural?"
An Introduction to Proposition 37: California's Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling Initiative
Text of Prop 37
Legislative Analyst's Office Analysis of Prop 37
California Secretary of State's Official Voter Information Guide for the November 6, 2012, General Election
Biotech food measure Prop. 37 on ballot
San Francisco Chronicle
, August 15, 2012
California's Prop 37: A feast for lawyers
The Daily Caller
, August 14, 2012
California's Prop. 37 will open litigation floodgates
Western Farm Press
, August 2, 2012
Defense Lawyers Say Prop 37 Will Bring Bumper Crop of Litigation
, July 27, 2012
Battle over genetically engineered food heading to voters
Los Angeles Times
, July 19, 2012
Report 2 of the Council on Science and Public Health (Labeling of Bioengineered Foods)
," AMA House of Delegates 2012 Annual Meeting, June 17, 2012
Bill Gates Calls For More Agriculture Research To Fight Hunger
, January 24, 2012
1999 FDA testimony on genetically engineered foods
1992 FDA statement on foods derived from new plant varieties
FDA site regarding submissions of new engineered foods
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