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GMO Bill Gains More Traction in California

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GMO Bill Gains More Traction in California

California voters will soon vote on whether food makers will be required to label products made with genetically modified organisms.

With the vote just months away, more food makers have rallied in support of the bill. Albert Straus, president of the Straus Family Creamery in Petaluma, is the latest California industry professional to throw his weight behind the bill.

"Consumers have a fundamental right to know what is in their food and make choices, so I think everyone should be working toward this," Straus told [T]he Associated Press. "Our labeling costs do not go through to the consumer."

Straus doesn't use genetically modified feed for his herd and would be unaffected by the change. Other companies, however, would be forced to revise their labels should the bill pass. Certified organic foods and alcohol would be exempt from the initiative, though.

Those against the bill say it raises artificial fears among consumers.