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California rejects Proposition 37

2:50 PM MST | November 20, 2012 | Kara Sissell

Voters in California have rejected Proposition 37, a ballot measure that aimed to require food manufacturers to label all foods containing more than 0.5% genetically modified (GM) ingredients. About 54% voted to oppose the labeling requirement, a sharp rise from September, when less that 40% opposed labeling. However, television and radio ads, paid for by industry leaders such as Monsanto and Syngenta, helped sway public perception of GM foods. Also, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Washington) last week issued a statement that...

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