Official map of California vote on GMO-labeling #Prop37. 53.1% no. 46.9% yes. I’m glad the sloppy, unscientific, protectionist initiative failed, but glad discussion on transparency in food sourcing is initiated. I agree with the L.A. Times editorial board, which recommended against a yes vote, saying:
“What’s needed is a consistent, rational food policy, not a piecemeal approach based on individual groups’ pet concerns.”
More on Dot Earth.
This was a tough one for me, and mostly reinforced my frustration with CA’s ballot measure system of direct democracy. I hope the conversation will continue!
I’m guessing the blue counties voted yes, in which case, Imperial county is surprising. I’ll post more thoughts on the propositions later, but I’m reblogging this now to agree with the above: I’m glad the proposition failed, I’m mad that this was a proposition in the first place, and I’m glad that more people are talking about food policy.