October 19, 2012 | 11:31am
Whether to pass or strike down Proposition 37, an initiative requiring labels on some genetically modified foods, is the subject of a debate that will take place at Chapman University this afternoon.
If the proposition passed, it would make California the first state that mandates GMOs (genetically modified organisms) to be labeled as such. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently doesn't require labeling on any genetically modified foods, if there is no evidence of harm; the decision to present that evidence, however, is left up to the food developer, and we all know how that goes.
So what are the pros and cons of Proposition 37?
Come to the debate, which goes from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Beckman Hall Room 404, to find out. Panelists include John Diaz
of California Right to Know
, Brendan Huffman
of the No on Prop 37
campaign, and genetics expert Alan McHughen
. For more details, visit the event page