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Poll: Nearly 70% of California voters favor GM labeling

2:40 PM MDT | October 9, 2012 | Kara Sissell

California voters will decide November 6 if the state will require labeling on all packaged foods that contain more than 0.5%/weight of genetically modified (GM) ingredients, and the latest polling data published by the California Business Roundtable shows 67% of voters are in favor of the labeling law, with 26% against and 7% undecided, according to Bernstein Research (London). An estimated 70%-80% of packaged foods sold in the U.S. contain some form of genetically modified materials, so approval of Proposition 37 would require companies to initially scramble to...

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