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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed two bills related to the food industry – one of which would have required that food from cloned animals be labeled as such, and the other requiring that chain restaurants with 14 or more locations display nutrition information on menus and menu boards.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Schwarzenegger also signed into law two other food-related bills – one requiring that bottled water manufacturers disclose the source of their water on the labels, and the other “requiring that trans fats be eliminated from food sold through school vending machines or by private contractors on campuses starting in 2009.”
KC's View:
The moves by Schwarzenegger don't seem entirely consistent, though his veto of the chain restaurant bill seems more related to practicality and the fact that a similar regulation has been successfully challenged in New York. That said, California seems to be tilting toward transparency … and I suspect we’re going to see a lot more of these sorts of bills emerging in state houses all over the country.