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November 10, 2012

Ag Alert Update: Farm Bureau welcomes defeat of food labeling initiative

The largest organization representing California family farmers and ranchers thanked voters today for rejecting a ballot initiative that would have required foods containing genetically engineered ingredients to carry a special, California-only label. The California Farm Bureau Federation opposed Proposition 37, which voters defeated in yesterday’s statewide election. "We’re pleased that voters saw the many flaws in Proposition 37 and rejected it," California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger said. "It would have created confusion about food safety and raised food costs, and it would have created all sorts of complications for family farmers and others who grow or sell food." Despite the defeat of Proposition 37, Wenger said farmers understand that many people want to know more about how their food is produced.  Read More

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