04 Jan '13, 9pm

GMO labeling initiative gets rolling in Washington state

GMO labeling initiative gets rolling in Washington state

A ballot measure that would have required labels on all genetically modified frankenfoods failed in California this past fall , but 2013 is a new year with new hope and a new roiling labeling movement, this time in Washington state. Supporters of a GMO-labeling ballot measure have collected far more signatures than necessary, and if they’re certified, the proposal will hit the state legislature in the upcoming session and then likely be on the ballot in November. The movement’s colorful spokesperson is spreading the word, as The Seattle Times reports : “Here we go, Round 2,” said the Washington initiative’s sponsor, Chris McManus, who owns a small advertising firm in Tacoma. “They got us the first time in Cali, but we’re stitched up, greased up and ready to go.” McManus told the Spokane Spokesman-Review that the measure is not a scare tactic. “A little bit more information...

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