GMO Foods http://nwpr.org en Oregon GMO Labeling Campaign Submits Signatures http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-gmo-labeling-campaign-submits-signatures <p>Oregon voters may get the chance to require food companies to label products that contain genetically engineered ingredients. Sponsors of an initiative to require that turned in more than 150,000 signatures Wednesday in an effort to make the ballot this November. Opponents have already denounced the measure.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 23:45:06 +0000 Chris Lehman 48434 at http://nwpr.org Oregon GMO Labeling Campaign Submits Signatures GMO Labeling Initiative Raises Environmental Concerns http://nwpr.org/post/gmo-labeling-initiative-raises-environmental-concerns <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’ve turned on your TV in Washington over the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard countless commercials for Initiative 522. The ballot measure proposes to label genetically modified foods sold in the state. But behind all the campaign rhetoric, researchers have raised environmental questions about genetically modified crops.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:01:26 +0000 Courtney Flatt 35905 at http://nwpr.org Specialty Food Makers Worry What Their Customers Will Make Of GMO Label http://nwpr.org/post/specialty-food-makers-worry-what-their-customers-will-make-gmo-label <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the food business, everything comes down to that moment when a shopper studies a label and decides whether to buy or move on. That&rsquo;s why food producers have a big interest in Washington&rsquo;s Initiative 522 on the ballot next month. It would require foods with genetically engineered ingredients to have a label on the front of the package. Supporters say consumers have a right to know what&rsquo;s in their food. But some companies worry the law could dramatically change how their products are seen.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:11:02 +0000 Jessica Robinson 35788 at http://nwpr.org Specialty Food Makers Worry What Their Customers Will Make Of GMO Label Report Analyzes GMO Labeling Impacts http://nwpr.org/post/report-analyzes-gmo-labeling-impacts <p>Washington lawmakers wanted to know more about genetically modified foods and their impact. So they turned to the Washington State Academy of Science for some answers.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:06:25 +0000 Ruby de Luna 35491 at http://nwpr.org Report Analyzes GMO Labeling Impacts Activists Regroup After Oregon Lawmakers' Trump Local Push To Restrict GM Crops http://nwpr.org/post/activists-regroup-after-oregon-lawmakers-trump-local-push-restrict-gm-crops <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Until this week, activists in some Oregon counties were pushing to ban genetically modified crops, sometimes referred to as </span>GMOs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Now they are now looking at a statewide initiative.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:15:17 +0000 Cassandra Profita 35213 at http://nwpr.org Oregon GMO Activists Look To Fight State Control http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-gmo-activists-look-fight-state-control <p>Oregon lawmakers put the brakes on anti-GMO initiatives in four counties when they passed Senate Bill 863 this week. The bill prohibits local governments from banning genetically modified crops.</p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 23:56:54 +0000 Cassandra Profita 35200 at http://nwpr.org Oregon GMO Activists Look To Fight State Control 'Grand Bargain' Approved By Oregon Legislature In Special Session http://nwpr.org/post/grand-bargain-approved-oregon-legislature-special-session The so-called "Grand Bargain" has passed in Salem. Oregon lawmakers have approved all five of the bills on their special session agenda.<p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 23:46:14 +0000 Chris Lehman 35138 at http://nwpr.org 'Grand Bargain' Approved By Oregon Legislature In Special Session Opponents of GMO labeling raise record $17 million http://nwpr.org/post/opponents-gmo-labeling-raise-record-17-million <p>Opponents of genetic labels on food just got a $5 million boost.&nbsp;The donation from the Grocery Manufacturers Association sends the No On 522 campaign into the record books.&nbsp;More money is going against the genetic labeling initiative than against any other ballot measure in Washington history.<br /> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 23:37:25 +0000 John Ryan 35137 at http://nwpr.org Washington Farmer Says Careful Practices Keep GMO And Conventional Alfalfa Apart http://nwpr.org/post/washington-farmer-says-careful-practices-keep-gmo-and-conventional-alfalfa-apart <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington State agriculture officials announced today that genetically modified alfalfa was found in a field where it shouldn’t have been. Growing the crop is legal in the United States, but it’s not clear if the mix-up will upset sensitive export markets.</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:23:20 +0000 Anna King 34224 at http://nwpr.org Washington Farmer Says Careful Practices Keep GMO And Conventional Alfalfa Apart Labeling Of GMO Foods Has Different Implications For Food Producers http://nwpr.org/post/labeling-gmo-foods-has-different-implications-food-producers <p></p><p>The Washington state initiative that calls for labeling genetically modified foods will impact food producers in the state and those that sell here. Some feel it will cost them more, others see it as a chance to expand their market.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:40:15 +0000 Steve Jackson 33139 at http://nwpr.org