How California Could Force the Rest of the U.S. to Label GMO Foods

Reports Tom Philpott on Mother Jones:

In November, California voters will decide on a ballot initiative that would require labeling of all foods containing ingredients from genetically modified crops. The initiative made it to the ballot after almost 1 million Californians signed a petition in favor of it—nearly double the 504,760 signatures needed under the state’s proposition rules. The campaign that organized the push to get the measure on the ballot focused on possible health effects of GMO foods.

This news will not likely be applauded by my friends over at Croplife America, the main trade group of the GM seed/agrichemical industry. The big GMO crops—corn, soy, sugar beets, and cotton—are processed into sweeteners, fats, and additives used widely by the food industry. Everything from high fructose corn syrup-sweetened Coke to soybean oil-containing Hellman’s mayo  would have to bear a label reading something like “Contains GMO ingredients.”…

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7 Comments on "How California Could Force the Rest of the U.S. to Label GMO Foods"


  2. It will go great until the Republicans start blowing up supermarkets.

    • Kevin Schmidt | Jun 4, 2012 at 6:10 pm |

      You should redact yourself.

      As long as people like you blame only the Fascist Republicans or only the Fascist Democrats, then you too will continue to be part of the fascist problem.

      Remember, a false choice vote for the lesser of two evil fascist political parties is still a vote for evil fascism.

    • Calypso_1 | Jun 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm |

      …that does seem a likely tactical response to the ‘spontaneous’ haraam hog farm explosions.

  3. Kevin Schmidt | Jun 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm |

    I think California will be doing the rest of the country a great service, especially since GMOs are scientifically proven to be unhealthy to humans. Toxic GMO factory farmed junk food is one of the main reasons why US life expectancy has fallen to 38th in the world, and dropping. Even Cubans now live longer than Americans.

    Plus, many countries are banning or have banned the import of toxic US meat, toxic produce and especially toxic Monsanto GMO seeds.

  4. mpanthera | Jun 5, 2012 at 2:42 am |

    I happen to live in CA, and I’m voting yes on that one, I’m also expecting the usual BS out of the corporate backed propaganda machine to run the usual BS adverts that they always do when something comes up ;ike this. that makes them lose money, and their stock prices plummet too.

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