UPDATE, 9:40 p.m.: Washington voters Tuesday were rejecting a measure that would have made the state the first in the nation to require labeling of genetically engineered foods. With all but one county in Eastern Washington reporting, the measure trailed 45 percent to 55 percent — a margin that appeared impossible to overcome. “It does not…More
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The first television ads have aired in the battle over a statewide initiative that would mandate the labeling of genetically engineered foods. Opponents and supporters of Initiative 522 rolled out TV spots Monday morning in campaigns that are expected to cost millions of dollars. The Yes on 522 campaign has raised $3.4 million with the largest donation…More
By Times staff reporter Melissa Allison Days after Monsanto paid $4.6 million to oppose the labeling of genetically engineered food in Washington, fellow agribusiness DuPont Pioneer contributed $3.2 million, it reported Tuesday. The campaign against Initiative 522, which would require labeling of GMOs at retail, has raised $11.1 million. The campaign for I-522 has raised $3.5 million. A similar…More
Tim Eyman’s latest initiative qualified for consideration Wednesday, meaning state lawmakers must decide this session to either accept it or send it to the voters. The “Protect the Initiative Act,” or Initiative 517, would increase from six months to one year the time that initiative supporters have to gather signatures; make it a crime to interfere with…More