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Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Prop. 37: The Food Fight Over GMO Labeling


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A handful of GMO (genetically modified organism) Roundup Ready soybeans.
Scott Olson/Getty Images
A handful of GMO (genetically modified organism) Roundup Ready soybeans.

Should California require labeling of genetically modified foods? That's the goal of Proposition 37 on the November state ballot. Supporters say GMO labeling will provide California consumers with valuable information, while detractors claim it will simply add unnecessary confusion and cost to the food system.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Belinda Martineau, Principal editor and scientist at UC Davis and a supporter of Prop. 37
  • Bob Goldberg, Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at UCLA, opponent of Prop. 37
  • Greg Palla, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the San Joaquin Valley Quality Cotton Growers Association
  • Stacy Malkan, spokesperson for Yes on 37 campaign, author of "Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry"

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