November 7, 2012

Prop 37's GMO Food Labels Defeated

Stacy Finz, San Francisco Chronicle

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A measure that would have required most foods made with genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled in California lost early Wednesday.

Supporters of Proposition 37 said consumers have a right to know whether food has been genetically altered, particularly when the long-term health impacts are unclear. Opponents argued that the labels would stigmatize foods that are scientifically proven to be safe.

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TAGGED: Food Labels, Genetically Modified Organisms