Voters in Washington state have already begun casting their ballots to decide whether to label genetically modified foods. The official vote on the initiative is on Nov. 5. Twenty-three other states are considering something similar. It’s a good time to ask whether labeling is a good idea -- both in general and, in this case, in particular. Washington’s initiative would require products made using genetic engineering to clearly declare as much in a visible place -- that is, a “front of the box” label. It has been in the news because it's a case of direct democracy. Since voters rather …
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