Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Our Voice: Reject Initiative 522

Mid Columbia Tri City Herald - ‎Oct 13, 2013‎
"I-522 would force Washington farmers and food companies to implement costly new labeling, packaging, 
distribution and recordkeeping requirements that do not exist in any other state," said Mike LaPlant, president 
of the Washington State Farm Bureau, in a ...

Washington Battles Over GMO Food Labeling

Sci-Tech Today - ‎Oct 13, 2013‎
"I-522 is a complex, costly and misleading initiative that will raise grocery costs for Washington state 
consumers at a time when few can afford it," he said. Caitlin Carter of Maple Valley, Wash., said she wants 
labeling. "I feel I have a right to know the source of ...

I-522: Claims conflict on safety of engineered foods

HispanicBusiness.com - ‎Oct 13, 2013‎
Oct. 13 --Backers of Initiative 522, which would make Washington the first state to require labeling of genetically 
engineered foods, are careful to couch their arguments in terms of the public's right to know, rather than public 
health. But the text of the measure ...

Tensions rise as Washington GMO vote nears

kxlo-klcm - ‎Oct 13, 2013‎
Backers of the Washington state initiative, known as I-522, had raised $5.3 million as of early October. 
The largest donor was Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, a family-run company based in California, with $1.8 million. 
Connecticut in June became the first state to ...

Anti-Monsanto rally draws I-522 supporters

KING5.com - ‎Oct 12, 2013‎
The debate over labeling genetically modified food hit the streets of Seattle, Saturday. 
A group protested against the biotech company Monsanto and tried to rally support for I-522
The protests against Monsanto are not new and they took place in cities across ...

Commentary: GMO labeling issue heats back up

agprofessional.com - ‎Oct 14, 2013‎
In Washington, Initiative 522 (I-522) is up for a vote in November after the state legislature declined to act on 
I-522. This year it seems the stakes are higher for both sides of the issue. Anti-GMO activists have been eager 
to pass legislation in at least one state ...

In Our View: Vote No on Initiative 522

The Columbian - ‎Oct 13, 2013‎
I-522 would require labeling on certain foods in order to inform customers if a product contains genetically modified organisms. The labels, when applicable, would say "genetically engineered" or "partially produced with genetic engineering" or "may be ...

Why GMO labeling won't increase food prices

Grist - ‎Oct 13, 2013‎
In this debate, a key point of contention is whether food costs would rise if I-522 passes. The opponents of the measure — Monsanto, Dupont, other agribusinesses, and many food manufacturers — assert that food costs for the average family would increase ...

GMO labels' cost hard to peg

The Columbian - ‎Oct 10, 2013‎
The market's fishmongers have been featured in ads supporting Initiative 522, which Washington voters will decide next month. I-522 would require food and seeds produced entirely or partly through genetic engineering to be labeled as such for retail sale.

Labeling genetically engineered food has elusive cost, report says

The Denver Channel - ‎Oct 11, 2013‎
Opponents of I-522, the labeling initiative, found much to like in the report. "Key findings ... support previous statements of the No on 522 campaign that the initiative would increase costs for farmers, food producers and consumers ... " said a statement.

Science, GMOs and Initiative 522

The Seattle Times (blog) - ‎Oct 11, 2013‎
Seattle geneticist Max Moehs is uneasy about Washington's Initiative 522, which would require labeling of foods with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. On its face, Initiative 522 is a labeling law so that people know what's in their food. But GE is not an ...

I-522 Isn'T The Solution To Food Labeling Questions

Dailysunnews - ‎Oct 11, 2013‎
I like the idea of knowing what's in my food. I like the idea of being able to pick my food based on what ingredients I find good, whether for health reasons or because I'm paranoid. I like the idea of having that choice. And I'm certainly not a big fan of genetically ...

GMO Initiative Would Provide Higher Food Standards

Nisqually Valley News - ‎Oct 11, 2013‎
Let's face it, these multinational corporations have gone to extremes to twist the facts of I-522 to serve their own agenda. I would like to think that the Washington State Republican Party would embrace I-522, because it is consistent with the Republican ...

Something Historical Is About to Happen - But Your Participation Is Critical

Food Consumer - ‎Oct 13, 2013‎
That's the reason none of the Big Food companies have been willing to donate money to defeat I-522 in Washington State, or at least they haven't been willing to publicly donate money. The main donations so far against labeling in Washington State, which is ...

I-522 push is deceptive

The Spokesman Review - ‎Oct 11, 2013‎
I am writing to address two false claims made in the Sept. 27 paper about Initiative 522. Letters like these demonstrate that proponents of I-522 will talk about anything but the facts. The truth is a broad statewide coalition has come together to strongly urge a no ...

Moms Fined $10000 in Genetically Engineered Labeling Counterattack

eNews Park Forest - ‎Oct 11, 2013‎
Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--October 11, 2013. A group of mothers working to disclose donors of the No-on-522 campaign, which opposes genetically engineered (GE) labeling in Washington State, has been fined $10,000 plus attorney's fees for bringing a ...

Shareholder advocates to big food: Stay out of GMO labeling debate

FoodNavigator-USA.com - ‎Oct 11, 2013‎
They added that I-522 likely won't be the last ballot initiative companies will spend money on, as labeling initiatives have already passed in Connecticut and Maine; a fish and shellfish labeling bill passed in Alaska; and states such as New Hampshire, New ...

Food & Water Watch's Local Coordinators: Warriors on the Front Lines of ...

Food and Water Watch (blog) - ‎Oct 11, 2013‎
Right after I-522 was certified by the Secretary of State, Cindy was ready to hit the ground running to drum up the grassroots support to ensure a win on GE food labeling in Washington State. Sarah Stolar, also from Seattle, got involved very early on in the ...

Editorial: No need for Initiative 522

The Wenatchee World Online - ‎19 hours ago‎
Go to the grocery and buy a snack, let's say a bag of chips. Turn over the bag and on the back, in rather fine print, is a lengthy list of ingredients, the first of which may be “enriched corn meal.” Nowhere does it say from what variety of corn the meal was ground, ...

Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda: Bill and rally address genetically engineered foods

Tallahassee Democrat (blog) - ‎Oct 11, 2013‎
Last year, my office received more than 1,500 petitions from citizens from all over Florida requesting legislation to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food. At the time, I was not very familiar with the issue; that certainly changed in a hurry, as I ...

Voters will need to weigh merits of Initiative 522

Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription) - ‎Oct 14, 2013‎
Washington voters will find two initiatives on the general election ballot this year, together with five advisory votes on revenue measures. Initiative 522 has attracted the most attention - and the most money. It would require all genetically engineered crops and ...

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