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GMO labeling initiative fails in Washington

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

A ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods sold in Washington was defeated.

Results showed Initiative 522 leading in populous King County -- which includes Seattle -- but losing in almost every county in the state. In Clark County, across the Columbia River from Portland, nearly 60 percent of voters were voting no on the measure.

The initiative sparked a record $22 million in spending from food and biotech companies opposed to the measure, and the results could help determine how the issue plays out nationally.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

 

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