While Prop 37 in California, which would have required labeling for GMO foods, was defeated, don’t think that’s the end of the story.
It is very likely that this issue will come up over and over again. As long as TV personalities and others promote bad science, this issue will continue to pop up. Consumers still need to be given real facts and real science to support the safety of GMOs.
As Willie Vogt said in the Farm Futures,”Even though the California proposition failed, it’s important to note where the Yes votes were versus the No votes. As the map on this page shows, the preponderance of No votes were not in major metropolitan areas. This is a consumer movement that won’t die because of a single failure at the polls.”
(Also check out Lindsey Smith’s take.)
Absolutely no one wants to talk about the next election (ok, that isn’t true; some people are weird like that), but it will come before we know it. The fight is not over and we absolutely must work to get the truth out there about GMOs and agriculture in general. The message to consumers needs to come from us, not people that have never set foot on a farm.