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California Voters Say No to Labeling Genetically Engineered Food

November 14, 2012

Proposition 37, which calls for mandatory labeling of genetically enginereed food and products was rejected by California voters during the November 6 election. Voters favored the non-approval of the proposition at 53.1% compared to the Yes voters which garnered 46.9% of votes. "California voters clearly saw through Proposition 37 and rejected higher food costs, more lawsuits and more bureaucracy," said Henry I. Miller, a research fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution think tank and a key spokesman for the No campaign on its television spots.

For detailed information, see the story at  http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-genetically-engineered-food-labeling-20121107,0,2597051.story  and background information and references at  http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/California_Proposition_37,_Mandatory_Labeling_of_Genetically_Engineered_Food_(2012).