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September 16, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Labeling genetically modified foods in Washington

Informing the public Transgenic soy plants are seen in an Argentina farm field. [Juan Mabromata/AFP/GettyImages] Products containing genetically engineered ingredients are banned outright in many other industrialized nations, or companies are required to provide labeling that indicates their presence in the food supply. [“Monsanto gives $4.6M to foes of GMO labeling,” NW Wednesday, Sept. 11.] Initiative 522…

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September 12, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Labeling genetically modified foods in Washington

Agricultural profiteers 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.] More than 350,000 Washington voters signed the petition to bring Initiative 522, an act to label genetically engineered foods, to the ballot here…

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