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September 30, 2013 at 7:17 AM

Labeling genetically modified foods in Washington

This corn prop is one of many used in the campaign to help pass Initiative 522. [Alan Berner, The Seattle Times.] A commercial experiment Much has been written, largely by opponents of I-522, arguing that there is, as of now, no measurable difference in the nutritional value of genetically modified foods compared to organic foods. More

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September 26, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Labeling genetically engineered foods in Washington

The right to know This corn prop is one of many used in the campaign to help pass Initiative 522. [Alan Berner, The Seattle Times.] The Seattle Times has recently published some articles about Initiative 522, the initiative on labeling food products that contain GMOs (genetically engineered organisms) on the upcoming ballot in Washington state. [“GMO…

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August 23, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Labeling genetically engineered foods in Washington

Consumer’s right to know 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.] As the “yes” and “no” voters for Initiative 522 present their reasons for labeling genetically modified foods, it reminds me of…

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August 13, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Labeling genetically modified foods

Transgenic soy plants in a field near Santa Fe, northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2012. Argentina has seen trials against agricultural producers for the use of agrochemicals, which are considered to be the cause of malformations in infants, as well as numerous cases of cancer. [JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/GettyImages] Glyphosate is harmful The Seattle Times article on…

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May 16, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Biotech potatoes in Idaho

Questions about genetically engineered spuds Genetically engineered potatoes grow in rows inside a J.R. Simplot Co. greenhouse in southwestern Idaho. Simplot is seeking U.S. regulatory approval to market the potatoes. (John Miller / The Associated Press) The J.R. Simplot Co. should be applauded for trying to keep their biotech potato a potato rather than creating a frankenfood…

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May 9, 2013 at 8:06 AM

State retailers opting to label GMOs

Allow GMO labeling Stephen Trinkaus, owner of Bellingham’s Terra Organica grocery store, has been known to occasionally wear the “Ge-No” superhero uniform around the store. At customers’ requests he is labeling whether his products are genetically modified. (Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times) Thank you The Seattle Times for printing this article that presents credible evidence that…

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