Sunday, November 11, 2012

A happy election result from California

I was pleased to see California voters defeated a measure to require labeling of GM foods.  I had more of a personal interest in this vote, as much of my research in my first decade of scholarly work (2001-2011) was spent constructing experiments on GM products, implementing them, analyzing the results, and writing them up the results for journals.  (I have many publications on preferences for GM foods, how information affects preferences, and more ... links to my CV containing my list of publications is here.)

I could write about what happened and why GMOs and why I wanted this bill to be defeated, but it's better to simply provide links.  First, a few stories from Jayson Lusk's blog.

A few of Lusk's stories before the vote:
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

And a story reporting on vote is here.

Here's's lesson on GMOs:


  1. California has become a terrible place to do business. The state is one of the most heavily regulated in the country. Recently I was listening to a TV show that said california now has as much poverty as the mississippi delta.

  2. Absolutely true - California is awful for business. With the environmental laws, piecemeal regulations like laws about posting signs that materials cause cancer (you see these everywhere), and the high taxes, it is a place that has many issues and won't likely be improving anytime soon.