Colorado voters will decide in November whether foods containing genetically modified ingredients should be labeled in the state, after an initiative officially garnered enough signatures to go on the ballot.
The ballot initiative comes on the heels of unsuccessful labeling initiatives in Washington and California, and a successful GMO labeling bill that was passed in Vermont.
It's easy to think of "organic" and "non-GMO" as the best buddies of food. They sit comfortably beside each other in the same grocery stores — most prominently, in Whole Foods Market. Culturally, they also seem to occupy the same space. Both reject aspects of mainstream industrial agriculture.
In fact, the increasingly successful movement to eliminate genetically modified crops — GMOs — from food is turning out to be organic's false friend. The non-GMO label has become a cheaper alternative to organic.