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Salmon label bill should be thrown back

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

California's legislators frequently demonstrate a tenuous connection to reality. A good example is Assemblyman Jared Huffman, who represents touchy-feely Marin County, just north of San Francisco, and is known for his goofy nanny-state tendencies.

His latest ill-advised legislative adventure, which would require labeling of genetically engineered salmon – expected soon to be approved for sale by the FDA – hits the trifecta: Not only does Huffman exhibit ignorance of food labeling requirements and of the history of genetically engineered foods in our diets but he also manages to run afoul of legal precedents and even the Constitution.

Continue reading Henry Miller in The Orange County Register