Friday, February 14, 2014

Capital Press | GMO label proponents ask for help

Capital Press | GMO label proponents ask for help:

"Proponents of labeling for genetically modified organisms are asking the Oregon Legislature to put the issue before voters in the November general election. Opponents say this would bypass the regular initiative process.

 Proponents of mandatory labeling for food made with genetically modified organisms are hedging their bets to get the issue before Oregon voters.

 A bill introduced in the Oregon legislature would directly place a GMO labeling initiative on the November 2014 ballot, bypassing signature-gathering efforts that are currently underway.

 Proponents of GMO labeling are exploring their options and see the legislative route as worth trying, even if it doesn’t pan out, said Scott Bates, interim director of GMO Free Oregon, which supports a ballot initiative.

 “There’s lots of tools in the toolbox,” he said.

To get a GMO labeling measure on the ballot, supporters would need to gather more than 87,000 valid signatures by July. "

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