Baylen Linnekin on the Growing Success of Private Food Labeling

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“Just Label It!” That was the cry in California last year as Prop 37, which would have required products containing GMO foods to be labeled as such in the state, went before voters and lost. Meanwhile in Washington, DC, there have been recent efforts to impose a national GMO labeling standard. Baylen Linnekin observes that while most mandatory government food labeling schemes stink, private ones don’t. Problem, meet solution.