Prop 37: The failure of a fringe group

Those who fight against genetically engineered crops are fast becoming a fringe group. Despite years of hard scientific facts, they persist. After failing for 16 years to prove that biotech foods are any different than nonbiotech foods, they got a ruling Nov. 6 from the perfect judge of chemical validity — the California electorate. Fortunately, they lost.

California’s Proposition 37 ballot initiative, dubbed “The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act,” would have required manufacturers to label all food items that contain genetically engineered ingredients. On top of the already onerous general election cacophony, Californians were treated to a multimillion-dollar media battle with Hollywood stars, scientists and food-industry giants loudly vying for and against such labeling.

View the original article here: California does right thing, won’t mandate labels for modified food

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