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Wednesday
Nov072012

Hey, the problem *isn't* that people are irrational, proof #6276: Prop 37 fails in Calif

From Andy Revkin on dotearth:

California’s Proposition 37, or #Prop37 as it was known on Twitter, failed last night by a substantial margin — 53 percent to 47 percent. The ballot initiative would have required labeling for some genetically engineered foods. (Click here for an illuminating interactive county-by-county map of the vote. Upscale urban and coastal regions wanted it; inland areas mostly rejected it.)

As I said on Tumblr this morning, I’m glad that the sloppyunscientific andprotectionist initiative failed, but glad an important discussion of transparency in food sourcing has begun....

There’s more on Dot Earth on relevant issues....

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