California GM bill fails.

evansCalifornia one of the largest agricultural states in the failed to pass a bill that would require labeling of food. On Wednesday, the California Senate refused to pass Senate Bill 1281 by two votes in the 40 member chamber.

The bill authored by Senator Noreen Evans simply proposed that all distributors who sell food in the state to label their products if any of the were made with genetically-modified (GM) organisms. The bill would have excluded alcohol and food sold at markets.

“This bill is a straightforward, common-sense approach to empowering ,” said Evans. “If the product contains GMOs, label it. We shouldn’t be hiding .”

The labeling bill was supported by a variety of groups ranging from and environmental organizations.

in 2012 spent $ 46 million to convince California voters not to vote for Proposition 37, a ballot that would have mandated GM labeling.

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