The Right to Know initiative, a California plan which would require the labeling of food which contains genetically modified ingredients, will appear on the state's November ballot, the California Secretary of State's office said Tuesday.
"We're thrilled that Californians will have the opportunity this November to vote for the right to know what's in our food," Stacy Malkan, a spokesperson for the California Right to Know campaign told the Sacramento Bee.
"This initiative is pretty simple. It's about our fundamental right to make informed choices about the food we eat and feed our families," she added.
Malkan claims the proposal gained steam quickly as her organization collected nearly a million signatures in "just 10 weeks."
If voters pass the law, it would take effect on July 1, 2014. Labels would read "Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering" or "May be Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering."
by RTT Staff Writer
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