Proposals opposed by ag groups defeated on Election Tuesday

Posted on November 9, 2012


It was a good day for the agriculture groups that opposed two initiatives on the November ballot.  Voters in California and North Dakota said no to both pieces of controversial legislation on Election Tuesday.

Proposition 37, in California, would have required labeling of genetically modified foods.  It would have made California the first state to require GMO labeling.

In North Dakota, Measure 5 would have made cruelty to a dog, cat or horse a felony.  North Dakota and South Dakota are the only states that don’t already have that policy. But North Dakota Animal Stewards, a group opposed to the proposal, said a legislative solution would be a better way to handle the problem of animal cruelty and Measure 5 would interfere with efforts already in place in the state to protect animals.