California GMO-Labeling Initiative Tightens in the Polls

By: Thursday October 25, 2012 11:39 am

The sole reason this once popular initiative might not win approve is that the food, seed and chemical industries have gone all out to kill it. The opposition has been claiming it would significantly raise food prices even though GMO labeling requirements are already common in other countries.

The relevant industries have spent millions to keep costumers ignorant about what is in their food.

Negative Ad Blitz Erodes Support for California GMO Labeling Initiative

By: Friday October 12, 2012 11:39 am

Over the past few weeks Monsanto, DuPont and other large corporations have flooded California with millions of dollars in ads against Proposition 37, which would require the labeling of food containing genetically modified ingredients. Two new polls confirm the well-funded negative campaign has managed to significantly reduce support for the ballot measure.

GM Food Labeling Likely to Be Approved in California

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 11:50 am

This initiative is one of the few statewide ballot measures this November that could have national ramifications. If this initiative is approved, it may not be financially viable for companies to produce both national and California-specific packaging. It could indirectly force many food companies to label the presence of GM ingredients across the country. At the very least, if this initiative wins it could encourage other states to follow suit.

GMO Labeling and Three Strikes Reform Polling at Over 50 percent in California

By: Friday July 20, 2012 10:25 am

There are 11 measures qualified for the ballot in California, but new polling by the California Business Roundtable and Pepperdine University shows only five initiatives polling over 50 percent. Of those five which have a decent chance of passing, the three most noteworthy initiatives have to do with the labeling of genetically modified food, reforming the state’s notorious three strikes law, and union political spending.

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