In a 5 to 2 vote the Richmond council passed a motion to begin drafting an ordinance that would require the labeling of genetically engineered foods for sale in Richmond.
Mayor Gayle McLaughlin who supported the motion said Richmond residents have a right to know what’s in their food. “This is just the first step,” she said.
The city of Berkeley recently passed a motion similar to Richmond’s. However, Berkeley’s proposal is limited to fresh produce, which dramatically reduces its impact.
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