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Massachusetts Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods Initiative (2014)

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The Massachusetts Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods Initiative will not appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Massachusetts as an initiated state statute.[1] The measure would have required that all foods available for sale in the state, which contain genetically modified material, be labeled as containing such.[2]

The measure was not certified by the Office of the Attorney General due to the initiative's improper form[1]

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See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Massachusetts

The Office of the Attorney General did not certify the measure for circulation due to the initiative's improper form, including "ambiguous provisions." The Office of the Attorney General explained the rejection:[1]

I regret that we are unable to certify that this measure is in "proper form for submission to the people," as required by Article 48, the Initiative, Part 2, Section 3. Our decision, as with all decisions on certification of initiative petitions, is based solely on art. 48's legal standards; it does not reflect any policy views the Attorney General may have on the merits of the proposed law.[3]

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