“Food police” routed, food movement failing

| November 21, 2012 |
As Americans tuck into their turkey and dressing on Thursday, they might add one little item to the list of things for which they give thanks: the defeat of California's Proposition 37 on Election Day. That initiative would have made the Golden State the first and only to require the labeling of genetically modified foods. And its demise marks the death throes of a self-proclaimed "food movement" that urges ever-greater government intrusion into the nation's grocery stores and kitchens. The failing movement is one that, in pursuit of higher-quality, better-tasting food, forgot that most Americans can't afford to shop at Whole Foods. We all can celebrate a good heirloom tomato, but something is rotten about the one forced upon us.

As Americans tuck into their turkey and dressing on Thursday, they might add one little item to the list of things for which they give thanks: the defeat of California’s Proposition 37 on Election Day. That initiative would have made the Golden State the first and only to require the labeling of genetically modified foods. And its demise marks the death throes of a self-proclaimed “food movement” that urges ever-greater government intrusion into the nation’s grocery stores and kitchens.

The failing movement is one that, in pursuit of higher-quality, better-tasting food, forgot that most Americans can’t afford to shop at Whole Foods. We all can celebrate a good heirloom tomato, but something is rotten about the one forced upon us.

View the original article here: The Food Police Are Routed at the Ballot Box