Health Highlights: Nov. 8, 201211/08/12
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
'GM' Food Labeling Supporters Upbeat Despite California Loss
After suffering a defeat on a ballot measure in California on
Tuesday, advocates for the labeling of genetically modified foods
pledged to carry their fight to other states.
The measure that would have made California the first state to
require such labeling was defeated 53.1 percent to 46.9 percent,
The New York Timesreported.
Despite the defeat, proponents of the measure said they were
encouraged it received 4.3 million votes in support, even though
they were outspent about five-to-one by food and biotechnology
companies that opposed the measure.
The labeling advocates are now gathering signatures to place a
similar measure on the ballot in Washington state next year, the
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