The latest vote tallies from Washington confirm voters have rejected an initiative to require labels for food containing genetically modified organisms.
But the vote is not stopping activists in Oregon from pushing a similar measure for next year's ballot.
Scott Bates of GMO Free Oregon admits that the downfall of Initiative 522 certainly doesn't make things easier for his group.
"It would have been better if it had passed but it's not going to change our course of action at all," he says. "We're still moving forward to some degree with even more determination than before."
Bates hopes to begin collecting signatures soon in order to put the initiative before Oregon voters next fall. He says the outcome in Washington makes it clear that his campaign will have to work that much harder to explain to voters what his group thinks are the risks of genetically modified foods.