The long-awaiting time has come when Californian will queue up to vote, which will soon decide whether to require special labels for food made from genetically modified ingredients. The campaign witnessed collection of more than half a million signatures supporting the stronger labeling requirements. California would become the first state to require labeling of GMOs. Major agricultural groups and the processed food industry are strongly opposing stricter labeling because it can risk sowing fear and confusion among shoppers. Organic farmers seem to benefit most from this initiative. FDA is considering a petition to label genetically engineered foods nationwide.
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