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Minn. food companies roll out the dough to defeat California labeling law

Golden Valley-based General Mills Inc. has spent more than $1.1 million to convince Californians to vote against Proposition 37 -- a new law that would require food manufacturers to label products containing genetically modified ingredients, the Star Tribune reports.
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Golden Valley-based General Mills Inc. has spent more than $1.1 million to convince Californians to vote against Proposition 37 -- a new law that would require food manufacturers to label products containing genetically modified ingredients, the Star Tribune reports.

Austin-based Hormel Foods, Minnetonka-based Cargill Inc., Faribault Foods and Arden Hills-based Land O'Lakes have also helped defeat the ballot measure.

The newspaper notes Finland, Minn.-based Organic Consumers Association has chipped in about $1 million to support the proposition.

Fox News takes a closer look at how California's Proposition 37, if passed on Nov. 6, could effect the entire country.

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