Opponents of genetically modified foods are making headway in
California with a proposed ballot initiative that would require food
companies to label many products containing such ingredients.
Backers of the initiative, including consumer activists and organic-food
groups, said Wednesday they had submitted nearly double the number of
signatures required by the state to place the proposal on the Nov. 6
ballot. California officials will take at least several weeks to certify
the initiative, but people on both sides of the issue expect it to
appear on the ballot.
The proposal, which faces opposition from big agribusiness and food companies, puts …
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