Here's an interesting comment from blogger Ran Prieur:
"California, a liberal state, has soundly defeated labeling of genetically modified foods. My position is tricky. Like Michael Pollan, I support open-source genetic modification, and I would love to see thousands of garage biotech labs. But genetic modification at the moment is terrible, not because it's especially unsafe, and not so much because food is being controlled through intellectual property. It's because almost all the modifications currently being done are to make plants more compatible with large-scale energy-intensive monoculture farming. The lie is that science is making plants more productive, when really it's making plants more compatible with farming practices that are anti-ecological and economically authoritarian."