Spencer, IA: (Oct 17, 2012) - California could become the first state to require labeling of any food sold in the state containing ingredients made from genetically modified crops. California voters will make that decision on November 6th and polls have shown strong support for Proposition 37.
But as the vote nears - that support appears to be waning. A new survey by the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy and the California Business Roundtable shows support for the so-called Right to Know measure has dropped from 66.9-percent to 48.3-percent in just two weeks.
Even if the voters of California decide against mandatory labeling, pressure is mounting on the federal government to tighten regulation of GMO crops and the foods they become. A national labeling campaign is underway.