With the success recorded by a California labeling initiative, the issue of labeling GMOs would be headed for the polls in November where voters in California would make a decision. About 971,000 people signed the "Right to Know" petition, surpassing the 555,236 needed to qualify for the ballot. According to Stacy Malkan, spokeswoman for the ballot initiative, "the right to know is a fundamental right and a bedrock American value. The voters of California will surely vindicate our right to know what is in the food we eat and feed our children." The initiative which would create a resonating effect across the U.S. requires food made with GM crops to be specifically labeled as "produced with genetic engineering." The biotech industry has continued to oppose labeling measures, saying it's costly and confusing consumers.
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