Common Sense Prevails in Colorado

In Biotechnology, Legislation by Cathryn

Last night, voters spoke across the country on a variety of issues. In Colorado, one point was certainly clear – voters saw through the poorly written propaganda of GMO-labeling Proposition 105.

“Results Wednesday morning indicated voters had rejected the proposal, 66 percent to 34 percent, with 94 percent of the precincts reporting,” according to the Denver Business Journal.

In the same article, DBJ cited Coalition for Safe Affordable Food spokeswoman Claire Parker as saying “By voting down Proposition 105 by a huge margin, Colorado voters delivered a resounding message against a mandatory labeling law that would have led to misinformation, inconsistencies and higher costs for consumers. American consumers deserve a consistent, national labeling standard based on sound science, not scare tactics.”

The voters of Colorado seem to agree. Consumers need solid information on the foods that they eat, not nebulous labels that fail to provide informed, scientific insight into this important subject.

Learn more about the coalition, of which NCGA is a member, by clicking here. For real answers to GMO questions from reliable scientists, not propaganda from anti-tech activists, click here.

Get to know about GMO, because good decisions like the one in Colorado come from a place of knowledge instead of reactionary responses based in fear.