Restaurants Must Face California Prop. 37
A growing number of restaurant operators is taking interest in a proposition to be decided by California voters on Tuesday that would require the labeling of some genetically modified foods. Proposition 37, the Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Modified Food Act, is designed to give consumers more information about foods and products that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. A high percentage of corn, soybeans and sugar beets used in processed foods in the U.S. are genetically modified. However, restaurant operators say the proposal has raised awareness of GMOs among consumers, and now it’s an issue they must also address.