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Opinion

derrick z. jackson

The battle over food labeling

We should know what is in our food. It’s not exactly a novel idea, yet there is a big battle in California aimed at preventing citizens from knowing what they are eating.

A ballot initiative — Proposition 37 — mandates the labeling of genetically engineered food. If passed in November, it would be the first law in the country requiring manufacturers to label food that is genetically engineered, a move that would have national implications.

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