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September 25, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Labeling genetically modified foods in Washington

It makes sense An ear of genetically altered corn waits to be harvested in Illinois.[Scott Olson/Getty Images.] What’s the fuss about labeling foods containing genetically engineered organisms? [“Initiative 522: the cases for and against labeling GMO food,” Opinion, Sept. 22.] The process of plant-genetic engineering is different from traditional plant-hybrid breeding to obtain a desired trait….

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September 24, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Labeling genetically modified foods in Washington

Money matters Initiative 522 supporters, who want labeling of GMO foods, gathered for a rally outside a Grocery Manufacturers Association meeting at the Westin Hotel in Seattle in August. [Mark Harrison, The Seattle Times.] Thanks for the article on the Initiative 522 campaign. [“Familiar figures lead fight on GMOs,” page one, Sept. 23.] Thanks for highlighting the…

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September 19, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Labeling genetically engineered foods in Washington

Science doesn’t support I-522 Initiative 522 supporters, who want genetically modified foods to be labeled, gathered for a rally outside a Grocery Manufacturers Association meeting at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. [Mark Harrison, The Seattle Times.] Initiative 522 on Washington’s November general election ballot — to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods — should be soundly…

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September 3, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Labeling genetically modified foods

The right to know Transgenic soy plants are seen in an Argentina farm field. [Juan Mabromata/AFP/GettyImages] In California, chemical companies like Monsanto spent millions of dollars to narrowly defeat a “Right to Know” ballot initiative that would have required food manufacturers to label foods produced with genetically engineered crops. Consumers demanded information, but big corporations preferred we remain…

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