California Prop. 37 ballot – “No” is prevailing

As we can see from the California Secretary of State official website, the Prop. 37 will be probably rejected.

http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/ballot-measures/

Therefore, genetically engineered foods sold in California should continue not to have specific labeling requirements.

Surely, the Prop. 37 had some loopholes and it was not the best regulation ever seen, but I believe that US and FDA will have to reconsider their approach to new scientific progress and to risk assessment.

The recent death of a young girl linked to the consumption of an energy drink, is the demonstration that a more cautious approach to these matters is necessary.

Perhaps even the precautionary approach of the EU is not the best possible rule, but it certainly proves to be more appropriate to meet the challenges of the future in the field of food safety, such as GMOs and nanomaterials.

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