Monday, November 4, 2013

Ballot measure to label GMO foods is...(Search: Yes On I-522)

Ballot measure to label GMO foods is...: "The Yes on 522 forces has banked $8.4 million. "

Ballot measure to label GMO foods is a tossup in Washington State

Christian Science Monitor - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Yes on 522 forces has banked $8.4 million. Its supporters include 15,000 individual contributions, plus several hundred natural food companies, including Ben & Jerry's, Whole Foods, Nature's Path Foods USA, and Clif Bar. The campaign's biggest donor ...

GMO labeling battle consumes Washington state

Politico - ‎14 hours ago‎
Meanwhile, the “Yes on I-522” campaign has spent $110,650 for 84 ad spots to run from Oct. 28 until Nov. 4 on the ABC affiliate — just slightly more than the $106,700 it spent to run 91 ads during the first two weeks of October. And that's just for one market.

Should we label GMOs? A primer.

Washington Post (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
On Tuesday, Washington state residents will vote on whether to approve Initiative 522, which would require genetically modified foods sold in stores to be labeled accordingly. If it passes, it would be the first such law in the United States. An image from an hourlong documentary on GMOs produced ... The "yes" campaign has raised $8.4 million, much of it from small donations and advocacy groups. Those opposed, including various food and biotechnology giants, say the law could lead to higher prices at the grocery ...

GMO Labeling a Hot Ballot Fight in Washington State

Environment News Service - ‎3 hours ago‎
... State, grassroots organization Food Democracy Now! is urging its 650,000 members and citizens everywhere to make calls urging voters to support Yes on 522, a ballot initiative that would require labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms.

The right to know if you're eating genetically modified food

CNN International - ‎15 hours ago‎
Residents of Washington have a big opportunity to vote yes on I-522 and turn the tide on labeling laws. In the long term, we need to level the playing field by reducing the amount of money that big corporations spend influencing legislation and elections.

Washington state to vote on mandatory GM labels

The Japan Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
“People have a right to know what is in their groceries,” said Elizabeth Larter, a spokeswoman for the Yes on 522 campaign. “This is about letting you and me decide, and not having this information concealed from us. . . . We should be more transparent in our ...

Guess Which Big Food Companies Own Your Favorite Organic Products?

One Green Planet - ‎11 hours ago‎
Tomorrow, Washington state voters will gather to decide, among other things, whether or not the GMO labeling measure will be put into place (if you need a refresher, here's why we definitely need a “yes” vote on this matter). The voting takes ... When we consider that many of these companies (Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Kellogg, General Mills, and Nestle all have contributed, and gave money to anti-GMO labeling initiatives (including the I-522 vote in Washington), the puzzle pieces begin to come together. The same people ...

Not all California players join I-522 row in Washington - ‎Nov 3, 2013‎
Proponents have raised more than $7.8 million for Yes on 522. Other committees also have raised money in favor of the measure. But prominent companies are stepping back from the fight against labeling — for reasons that appear to vary. Among them are ...

Proponents of Washington's GMO labeling bill say they have slight lead going ... - ‎13 hours ago‎
Even though they have been outspent, Steve Hoffman, a Colorado-based natural products industry consultant and a member of the Yes on 522 finance committee, said the funding differential is closer this time around than it was in California. “We managed to ...

Column: Food fight - Vote on GMOs could alter US food system

Reuters - ‎Nov 1, 2013‎
Two-thirds of Washingtonians told pollsters last month that they will vote yes on Initiative 522, though Reuters reports that more recent surveys have the gap closing considerably. Washington, a progressive state that has been a pioneer in legalizing marijuana ...

GMO Labeling Lifeline by the Numbers & Brands

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Oct 31, 2013‎
To date, the Yes on 522 campaign has raised $7 million, largely via individual donors and natural and organic food brands, both from inside Washington and across the country. The Washington state Public Disclosure Commission record reflects thousands of ...

SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (STKL): SunOpta Wins Regardless Of GMO Labeling Vote ...

Seeking Alpha - ‎Nov 3, 2013‎
The mail-in ballot state's voters are already weighing in on Initiative 522, which would mandate the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOS). 60% of the food produced in the USA has at least 1 GMO ingredient ... However, the fact that 93% of America s population supports GMO Labeling and that certain States like Maine and Connecticut have already voted Yes on GMO labeling should be catalyst enough for STKL to finally get its day in the sun. It is only a matter of time before the FDA and US Government ...

5 Reasons to Get on the Soapbox for GMO Labeling

Huffington Post - ‎Nov 1, 2013‎
Learn more about the GMO issue, support the Yes on 522 campaign in Washington, and join the growing movement to demand mandatory GMO labeling in your state and at the federal level. To read more about this issue, check out my longer article over at ...

Power Of Messaging On Display In Washington's GMO Labeling Fight

OPB News - ‎Nov 1, 2013‎
A poll last month showed Initiative 522 with a four point lead and 12-percent of voters still undecided. Today there's slow food, local food, processed food, industrial food, organic food, global food and, ohyes, genetically engineered food. And that's what the ...

I-522 is about transparency and right to choose

Methow Valley News - ‎Oct 31, 2013‎
I'm not the only farmer in eastern Washington supporting I-522. This opportunity is a follow-up to blurbs that have been running on KTRT for the past week. Again, I encourage all to fill in your ballots and please consider voting yes on I-522. We cannot make ...

Both Sides In GMO Labeling Initiative See Positives In Recent Poll

Northwest Public Radio - ‎Oct 31, 2013‎
Support for I-522 is leading the No campaign, but the gap appears to have narrowed. A Stuart Elway Poll taken last week showed the Yes votes leading the No votes by 46 to 42 percent. But the margin of error is plus or minus 5 percent. Yes on I-522 ...

'From 60% to 70% of food containing some type of GMO' - expert

The Voice of Russia - ‎Nov 1, 2013‎
It really depends but, as I said, there are very few actual fruits and vegetables that aren't genetically engineered," Elizabeth Larter, a Communications Director at Yes on 522 – the campaign working to ensure that genetically engineered foods are labeled in ...

Crucial to approve this right-to-know law

HeraldNet - ‎Nov 2, 2013‎
If GMO foods are so totally safe and good for you, why wouldn't those companies that have them in their products, be proud of them and want that fact on their labels? Why are they trying so hard to prevent us from knowing the truth? Please vote yes on 522 ...

Why GMO labeling is a 'Story of Solutions' (blog) - ‎Nov 1, 2013‎
There's a reason why the two sides of the donor ledgers for Washington state's I-522 race look the way they do: on the No Label side, the largest chemical and food corporations funding the most expensive (and illegal) campaign in state history; on the Yes ...

Frontline: On freedom of information

Western Front - ‎Nov 1, 2013‎
Meanwhile, the “Yes on I-522 Committee” has raised about $5 million, the biggest donor of which is the California-based soap company Dr. Bronner's. This campaign advocates the need for consumers to be aware of how and with what ingredients the food ...

Washington to decide on bioengineered labels Tuesday

Food Business News (registration) - ‎9 hours ago‎
“Labeling genetically engineered foods would give shoppers more control over their shopping decisions,” the “Yes on 522” campaign said. “Contrary to the opposition's claims, label updates are a routine part of the business for the food industry and should ...

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