The battle over genetically modified food labeling is moving to Oregon after being defeated in California and Washington.
Oregon advocates are pushing ahead with a pair of labeling initiatives for the 2014 general election despite the two consecutive failures in which opponents funded by the food industry, including Monsanto Co. and DuPont Co., makers of bioengineered crop seeds, exponentially outspent supporters.
“I don’t see any reason at all to change strategy,” said George Kimbrell, a senior attorney in the Portland office of the Center for Food Safety, which supports labeling. “The only thing that is causing us to narrowly lose these initiatives is the tidal wave of money that the chemical companies are spending.”
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