Oregon GMO Vote Too Close to Call

 
Oregon GMO Vote Too Close to Call

The most expensive ballot measure campaign in Oregon history was too close to call on Tuesday night.

Supporters and opponents of Measure 92 have combined to raise well over $25 million, and it's all because of four words: "Produced with genetic engineering."

If the measure is approved, those words would appear on food made with genetically modified ingredients. That's most of the processed food on grocery store shelves.

If it passes, Oregon could be one of the first states to approve a labeling measure in an election. Colorado voters rejected a similar proposal Tuesday.

Supporters of the labeling requirement say Oregonians have a right to know what's in their food. Opponents say genetically engineered crops are safe, and don't deserve a label that some shoppers might perceive as a warning.

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brandon sanders
New York, NY
11/5/2014 09:45 AM
 

  The word "supporters" should be replaced with the biotech industry and the junk food industry. The amount of money spent should be further clarified to show that most of that was spent by the "supporters"

 
 
Alison
bend, OR
11/5/2014 07:30 AM
 

  When is Monsanto going to give up? We DON'T want YOUR GMO! Get it?

 
 
Christine
Pacifica, CA
11/5/2014 07:28 PM
 

  Labeling of GMO's is not enough, since GMO= (plants+parts of pathogenic bacteria+parts of viruses) grown under heavy usage of herbicides+pesticides and served in a contaminated version as a food. More info at: http://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/ http://www.responsibletechnology.org/ http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/glp-facts/gilles-eric-sralini/ http://www.i-sis.org.uk/USDA_scientist_reveals_all.php http://www.gmoevidence.com/dr-kruger-glyphosate-is-toxic-to-dairy-cows/ http://omicsonline.org/open-access/detection-of-glyphosate-residues-in-animals-and-humans-2161-0525.1000210.pdf http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Changing_from_GMO_to_non-GMO_soy.php http://www.google.com/patents/US7771736 With one word, GMO is a BIOHAZARD, to me.

 
 

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