California group pushes for new vote on GMO labels
Despite a statewide vote in 2012 that rejected a proposal to require food to be labeled if it contained genetically modified ingredients, the issue is being brought up again in Napa County, California.
The Napa County Local Food Advisory Council is developing a recommendation to send to the Board of Supervisors that would support labeling foods with GMO ingredients, according to Agricultural Commissioner Greg Clark.
Currently, the recommendation is in draft form and is expected to bring the recommendation to the full council at its meeting in January 2014. The proposal is expected to urge state and federal agencies to support labeling.
If the recommendation passes the council, it will move onto the Napa County Board of Supervisors.
In November 2012, Proposition 37 was defeated in a statewide vote by a simple majority.
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