(8/22/2012) On Nov. 6, California voters will have the opportunity to vote on historic Proposition 37, which would mandate the labeling of genetically-engineered foods.
At a time when it's hard to get a large percentage of Americans to agree on almost anything, polls show that as many as 90 percent of us want genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) labeled.
More than 40 other nations, including the entire European Union, already require disclosure.
But Monsanto and its allies are dedicated to keeping consumers in the dark and are pouring tens of millions of dollars into a disinformation campaign intended to defeat Prop 37.
You might expect the biotech industry to try to block a measure that would require foods that contain GMOs to say so on their packages.
After all, a growing body of scientific research is indicating that GMOs might be far more dangerous than was previously imagined. But Monsanto's allies in the effort to defeat Prop 37 include some unexpected culprits.