Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Paul McCartney on Oregon's Measure 27

Paul McCartney on Oregon's Measure 27:

The Oregonian 
October 25, 2002 
Let it be -- labeled.
Paul McCartney has joined the chorus in support of Oregon's Measure 27,
which would require labeling of genetically modified foods.
"If it's labeled, then people have a choice as to what to buy,"
McCartney says in a 30-second radio ad that began airing Thursday in
Portland and Eugene. McCartney was made aware of the ballot measure
through Friends of the Earth, an international conservation group that
supports Measure 27. The former Beatle has had a long relationship with
the group.
Others lending the weight of their name in support of Measure 27 --
against the millions of dollars the opposition has raised -- include
Greenpeace and Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports. The
Organic Consumers Association, which has 400,000 members nationwide,
also endorses Measure 27. But the Organic Trade Association,
representing organic food growers and processors, remains neutral.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has not taken a position but is expected to
do so. Food labeling is the only ballot measure Kitzhaber is undecided
about, spokesman Tom Towslee said Thursday.

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