genetic modification

Oregon GMO Labeling
4:32 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Oregon GMO Labeling Advocates Vow To Push Ahead Despite Washington Loss

File photo of a protest in Washington DC on October 12, 2013.
Stephen D. Melkisethian Flickr

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 3:30 pm

The latest vote tallies from Washington confirm voters have rejected an initiative to require labels for food containing genetically modified organisms.

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GMO Labeling
4:12 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Results Of Washington's GMO Labeling Vote To Reverberate Nationwide

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Originally published on Tue November 5, 2013 4:08 pm

Results of a ballot measure in Tuesday’s election in Washington to require labeling of food containing genetically modified ingredients will reverberate throughout the nation’s food industry.

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Oregon GMO Labeling
5:35 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Oregon Could Be Next GMO Labeling Battleground

File photo of a wheat harvest on the Palouse.

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 5:18 pm

Washington voters decide Tuesday whether food containing genetically modified organisms should be labeled. Activists in Oregon are planning their own initiative.

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GMO Labeling
5:48 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Power Of Messaging On Display In Washington's GMO Labeling Fight

Oregon Department of Agriculture

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 5:16 pm

Voters are about to decide whether Washington becomes the first state in the nation to label some genetically engineered foods.

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Wash. Initiative 522
7:06 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Washington’s Initiative 522: A Tale Of Two Northwest Farms

Husband and wife, Pierre-Louis and Joan Monteillet, goat and sheep farmers, set a late lunch for friends. They’re all for labeling foods as described in the Washington State voter’s Initiative 522.
Anna King Northwest News Network

The state of Washington grows about 300 types of crops -- from the lush valleys north of Seattle, to the orchards of the Columbia Basin, to the rolling fields between Spokane and Walla Walla. And ask any of those farmers about Washington’s Initiative 522 and you’ll get every kind of answer. If passed this November, it would require labeling of genetically modified foods. The initiative would not ban GMOs, as they’re known. But it could have a big impact on Washington agriculture. Correspondent Anna King visited two family farms to get two very different perspectives.

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GMO Labeling
5:06 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Report Analyzes GMO Labeling Impacts

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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.

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Inslee On GMO Initiative
3:49 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Wash. Governor Undecided On GMO Initiative

Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 2:09 pm

It’s the hottest issue on Washington’s fall ballot: an initiative to require labeling of genetically engineered foods. But Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, says he hasn’t decided how he’ll vote on Initiative 522.

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Washington GMO Labeling
5:38 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Washington's GMO Labeling Initiative Fires Up Global Food Industry

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Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 5:28 pm

Agribusiness and the food industry have pumped a record $17 million into Washington state so far to defeat Initiative 522.

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Oregon GMO Bill
4:56 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Oregon GMO Activists Look To Fight State Control

This week Governor John Kitzhaber promised to convene a task force to address state regulations of genetically modified crops.
Credit Edmund Garman / Flickr

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.

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GMO Labeling
4:37 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Opponents of GMO labeling raise record $17 million

Opponents of genetic labels on food just got a $5 million boost. The donation from the Grocery Manufacturers Association sends the No On 522 campaign into the record books. More money is going against the genetic labeling initiative than against any other ballot measure in Washington history.

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