Quick Read: California’s Prop. 37 — Are GMO Labels a Scarlet Letter?
KQED’s Amy Standen explores both sides of the Proposition 37 debate — should foods made with genetically-modified ingredients be labelled as such? Those opposed to labeling say it would raise consumers’ fears about safety. Those in favor say it’s a simple right to know.
Proposition 37 could make California the first state in the country to require labels on foods made with genetically-modified ingredients. It’s shaping up to be one of the most contentious – and certainly the most expensive – battles on the state’s November ballot.
Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferisView all posts by Lisa Aliferis →