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September 26, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Corporations say no to Initiative 522 in Washington

Contributors pursue economic self-interest 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.] The article on the Initiative 522 campaign states that a total of eight donors have contributed $11.6 million to the NO…

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Comments | More in Economy, Food/nutrition, Politics | Topics: dupont pioneer, food, genetically modified foods

September 16, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Monsanto, Dupont fight Initiative 522 in Washington

It begs the question A combine harvests wheat along the Oregon-Washington border. The source of a patch of genetically modified wheat found this spring in Oregon remains a mystery, and farmers say they are going ahead with plans to plant their winter crop. [AP Photo/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Jeff Horner File] The Times reported that DuPont Pioneer has…

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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 13, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Labeling genetically modified foods in Washington

Priorities 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.] I am definitely against the idea of putting something in my body from companies that won’t bother to tell me what was involved in…

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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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