29 Feb '12, 10am

Californians Fight for the "Right to Know" if GMOs are in Their Food

Californians Fight for the "Right to Know" if GMOs are in Their Food

On November 9, 2011, a coalition known as the Committee For the Right to Know , submitted the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act to the California State Attorney General. If the coalition gets their way the initiative would require genetically engineered foods (Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs for short ) and food containing GMO ingredients to be clearly labeled as containing GMO ingredients. According to the organization and its supporters, 80% of foods in U.S. grocery stores are made with GMO ingredients. Supporters of labeling genetically engineered foods pointed to polls that show that upwards of 90% of Americans support labeling GMO food . On February 19, 2012, The Sacramento Bee published an op-ed titled Label this one 'Do Not Touch' by Dan Morain, Senior Editor, which elicited a lot of negative comments. The opinion piece criticizes a bi...

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