FROM Kathy Fairbanks
Prop 37: Did 44 Million Dollars Make the Difference? Proposition 37 would require food producers, grocers and other retailers to label genetically engineered food sold in California. If they failed or refused, they could be taken to court. The Organic Consumers Fund , Nature's Path Foods and others have raised about $7 million to support Prop. 37. Opponents, including Monsanto , Dupont , DOW AgroSciences and brand-name food processors have raised $44 million against it. The measure that once led by a margin of 2 to 1 is now even or trailing in recent polls. KCRW producer Evan George talked to registered voters at a Vons supermarket in Echo Park and got a range of opinions.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.