California’s Franken-food labeling initiative loses badly

Though there were a number of solid victories Tuesday night.  Though a few initiatives lost, including California’s Proposition 37, which would have required clear labeling for GMO food.

The pro-GMO industry pumped a lot of money into the vote, and won.

Why anyone would not want to know more about the food they are eating is beyond me, but the fight will have to continue elsewhere.

LA Times:

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Proposition 37, the genetically engineered food labeling initiative, was trailing badly late on election day.

With just over a fifth of the statewide votes counted, the measure was losing with 42.7% yes to 57.3% no.

It was polling strongly ahead five weeks ago but fell steadily in the polls under a barrage of negative campaign television advertisements funded by a food and biotech industry war chest of more than $44 million.


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