GMO Foods

GMO Labeling Idaho
7:40 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Genetically Engineered Food Blurs Party Lines At Idaho Capitol

File photo of the Idaho State Capitol in Boise.
Bev Sykes Wikimedia

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 3:18 pm

The Idaho legislature approved a resolution Friday on genetically engineered food.

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GMO Food Labeling
4:12 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Idaho Lawmaker Wants National System For GMO Labels

File photo. A a resolution in the Idaho House calls for a voluntary, uniform GMO labeling program through the FDA.
Stephen D. Melkisethian Flickr

Originally published on Tue February 24, 2015 3:30 pm

An Idaho lawmaker and farmer said the state should press the federal government to establish a national labeling system for genetically engineered foods -- before states create their own.

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Measure 92
6:27 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Oregon Food Labeling Measured Headed For Likely Recount

Measure 92 would require food manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods sold in Oregon.
Credit dmmd303 / Flickr

The most expensive initiative in Oregon history appears headed for a recount.

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GMO Labeling
6:13 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Oregonians Will Vote On GMO Labeling Initiative

Supporters of a GMO labeling initiative rallying in front of the Oregon capitol earlier this month.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Oregonians will get the chance to vote on whether food companies should label products that contain genetically engineered ingredients. An initiative to do that qualified for the November ballot Wednesday.

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Oregon GMO Labeling
4:45 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Oregon GMO Labeling Campaign Submits Signatures

Supporters of an initiative that would require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients rally in front of the Oregon capitol Wednesday.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

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.

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GMO Labeling
6:01 am
Fri October 18, 2013

GMO Labeling Initiative Raises Environmental Concerns

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.

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GMO Labeling
7:11 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Specialty Food Makers Worry What Their Customers Will Make Of GMO Label

Litehouse Foods, based in Sandpoint, Idaho, produces more than 400 salad dressings and dips found in grocery stores and delis.
Credit Jessica Robinson

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’s why food producers have a big interest in Washington’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’s in their food. But some companies worry the law could dramatically change how their products are seen.

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GMO Labeling
5:06 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Report Analyzes GMO Labeling Impacts

Credit Stan Dalone / Flickr

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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6:15 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Activists Regroup After Oregon Lawmakers' Trump Local Push To Restrict GM Crops

Until this week, activists in some Oregon counties were pushing to ban genetically modified crops, sometimes referred to as GMOs. Now they are now looking at a statewide initiative.

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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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