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Lauren Bernadett is a Graduate Assistant and an LL.M. candidate in the Agricultural and Food Law Program at the University of Arkansas School of Law.  She received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where she was a board member of the UCLA Law Review and a Joyce A. Will Scholar in Environmental Law.  In law school, she spent her summers working for the Natural Resources Defense Council and the California Attorney General's Land Law Section.  Lauren currently contributes content to the Fisheries Law Centre and is in the process of publishing her second and third law journal articles on food, agricultural, and environmental law issues.

Remember California’s Proposition 37? It was the 2012 ballot initiative that would have required genetically engineered (GE) food sold in California to be labeled as such. Prop. 37 would have also prohibited GE foods sold in California from being labeled “natural.” This aspect of the initiative got less attention, but would have had significant repercussions…

After much delay, the Senate and House of Representatives passed their separate versions of the Farm Bill this summer. The country is now awaiting the final version of the Farm Bill, which will control farm policy and federal farm programs for at least the next five years. The House’s version of the Farm Bill, H.R.