Prop 37 a feast for lawyers

Prop 37 a feast for lawyers

The official proponent of the new Prop 37 is an Oakland attorney who’s taken in millions in Prop 65 settlements.

From the Daily Caller:

Prop 37 on this fall’s California ballot, pleasantly billed as the Right to Know campaign, would require labeling of food with genetically modified (GMO/GE) ingredients.

And even though health fears about GMO/GE products have been debunked by virtually every scientific authority to look into the matter — from the AMA to the World Health Organization, and including science reporting in such perhaps unexpected venues as Mother Jones [3] and the Huffington Post [4] — voters in a new Pepperdine poll still approve of the idea by a lopsided 69 to 22 percent. After all, how much could it cost just to put labels on foods?

(For more, see: Court strikes blow to Yes on 37 campaign [5])

We may soon find out. California’s fabled Proposition 65, enacted in 1986, requires the labeling of products that expose consumers to substances linked to cancer. That’s a pleasant-sounding idea too, but 26 years later the law has benefited almost no one but litigators.

The official proponent of the new Prop 37 — such a coincidence! — is an Oakland attorney who’s taken in millions in Prop 65 settlements.

For more, see: California’s Prop 37: A feast for lawyers [6]