GMO labeling

Measure 92
5:51 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Amid Recount, Measure 92 Supporters File Suit To Halt Certification Of Vote

Yes on 92 campaign manager Paige Richardson spoke at a Portland press conference announcing the Measure 92 lawsuit.
Credit KATU

Supporters of a food labeling measure in Oregon sought a court order to block the certification of the election results. The group filed a request for a temporary injunction Monday.

Measure 92 would require food manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods. It fell just 800 votes short in the November election.

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GMO Labeling
5:35 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Recount Of Food Labeling Measure Underway

Elections workers in Salem hand-count Marion County ballots.
Credit Chris Lehman

The first statewide recount in more than six years is underway in Oregon. Elections workers Tuesday started hand-counting the more than 1.5 million votes cast for and against Measure 92.

The initiative would require food manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods. It failed in the initial tally by just 812 votes. That triggered a state-funded recount. In Salem, Marion County clerk Bill Burgess has a team of about 50 temporary workers combing through ballots. He says the counters found just one correction to make during the first three hours on the job.

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Food, Agriculture, And Animals
6:01 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Money Battle In Oregon Food Labeling Measure Mirrors Washington

Signs mark a field of genetically modified corn.
Credit Lindsay Eyink

The big-money battle is over whether to require food manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods. A similar initiative also set spending records in Washington state last year.

The group that supports the genetic engineering food labeling measure has raised more than $5 million so far. The group opposed to it has raked in about $11 million. More than two weeks remain before Election Day so those numbers will likely grow even higher.

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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
8:08 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Washington Voters Defeating GMO Labeling Initiative

Initiative 522 supporters listen to speeches after early vote returns showed the measuring trailing by nearly double-digits.
Credit Austin Jenkins

A record twenty-two million dollars in opposition spending appears to have paid off for grocery, seed and pesticide makers. Washington voters Tuesday night were rejecting a ballot measure to require GMO-labeling of foods.

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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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GMO Labeling Poll
6:05 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Both Sides In GMO Labeling Initiative See Positives In Recent Poll

Both sides in the debate over an initiative to require labeling of Genetically Modified foods say results of a recent Seattle poll are promising.

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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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