No labels on genetically modified foods

Folks are reacting to the failure of Proposition 37, which would have required labels to be placed on all foods that have been genetically modified.

California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger: “We’re pleased that voters saw the many flaws in Proposition 37 and rejected it. It would have created confusion about food safety and raised food costs, and it would have created all sorts of complications for family farmers and others who grow or sell food.”

University of the Pacific food Professor Ken Albala, in a Facebook post: “This is Monsanto scaring people with ads to vote down labeling of GMOs… This was a national issue, and we could have been leaders. So disheartening.”

Jeremy Terhune, Stockton environmentalist, in a Facebook post: “Sadly, it looks like Monsanto will continue to be able to sell my child and I genetically modified corn, soy, and other products without having to put a label on it… but (I’m) happy to see the huge amount of Californians who paid attention and voted for the integrity of their food! The grassroots food movement is growing and no amount of $$ can keep us from healthy choices & local choices!”

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