BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWS: Proposition 37, the California initiative that would have required labeling of foods containing GMOs, was outspent by its massive corporate food opponents and went down to defeat last week, in a flood of deceptive and expensive ads. But I want to think that the awareness that this fight created was the start of something good; that it got us all thinking, and forming an opinion. Analysis you will want to read (from sites anyone who cares about what they eat will want to subscribe to or bookmark):
- Marion Nestle, of FoodPolitics blog
- Tom Philpott of “Mother Jones” magazine
- Mark Bittman of “The New York Times”
One other bright spot, as I noted on Facebook the day after Election Day: San Juan County, Washington, made it illegal to “propagate, cultivate, raise or grow plants, animals and other organisms which have been genetically modified.