17 Aug '12, 1pm

These companies don’t want GMOs labeled in California

These companies don’t want GMOs labeled in California

Photos by Hugo Felix , Africa Studio / Shutterstock. As the battle to get genetically engineered foods (or GMOs) labeled in California — a battle that could very well have an impact on labeling nationwide — heats up, Big Food and Big Ag are working in concert to push back to the tune of $25 million. The fight centers around Proposition 37, the ballot initiative from the Right to Know Campaign that will go to vote in November. If it passes, the result would be no small change. As Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott wrote recently : Since GM corn, soy, sugar beets, and cotton (the oil part) are processed into sweeteners, fats, and other additives that suffuse the US food system, the initiative would require the labeling of something like 80 percent of all non-organic processed food sold in supermarkets. As you can see in the chart below, The “Big 6” pesticide makers (BASF, Bayer, Dow...

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