We should know what is in our food. Yet the biggest battle yet to prevent us from knowing is happening in California. Proposition 37, if passed, would require that food produced from genetically engineered crops be labeled as such. Grocery stores would be responsible for stocking their shelves with properly-labeled products. With no current federal labeling laws for genetically engineered foods, passage in California, home to 1 of every 8 Americans, would create a major precedent with national implications, just as the state’s stringent emissions laws pushed the White House and automakers to the recently-announced standard of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.
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