Prop 37 Loss Weakens Push For 'Genetically Engineered' Labels

Law360, New York (November 7, 2012, 10:17 PM EST) -- California voters rejected a measure Tuesday that would have required the labeling of genetically engineered food, an industry victory that attorneys say will keep many food companies out of the courtroom and perhaps dissuade other states from pursuing the controversial requirement.

The measure, known as Proposition 37, would have mandated that genetically engineered foods sold in grocery stores and other retail outlets, but not restaurants, be labeled as such. More than 53 percent of the votes reported as of Wednesday morning were against the initiative....
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