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Karl Haro von Mogel was born and raised in California, and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he is also getting a minor in Life Science Communication. He is a Co-Executive Editor at Biology Fortified, Inc., an independent nonprofit that educates and fosters discussion of biology, plant genetics, and agriculture. Karl keeps bees, sews his own shirts, and eats bad science for breakfast.

On November 6, 2012, Californians voted on Proposition 37, which would have required that foods produced from genetically engineered crops be labeled as such. Support for Prop. 37 was high two months before the election, but it plummeted in the final month to a near tie. It was defeated 53 to 47 percent, and this…