Friday, July 18, 2014
GMO labeling: Washington's big-money battle could reverberate in Oregon, elsewhere | OregonLive.com:
Joann Hare, a retired dog groomer, says genetically modified foods seem weird and she would like them clearly labeled so she can avoid them.
“We’re consuming stuff we didn’t even make 50 years ago,” Hare, 63, says as she hefts a large bag of Costco cat food into the back of her car.
But she’s not sure she can support the initiative on Washington’s Nov. 5 ballot that would require labeling. After reading a mailing from the opposition, she says, she worries it might be an exemption-riddled mess.
“They’re trying to confuse you,” Hare says of the $23 million fight over Initiative 522 that’s pumping TV ads and mailings into Washington homes. “That’s what they’re trying to do.”
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