Food giants pour millions into defeating Washington GMO label measure

Oct 30th, 2013 | By | Category: General

Major U.S. food and chemical companies are pouring millions of dollars into efforts to block approval of a ballot initiative in Washington state that would make it the first in the United States to require labeling of foods containing genetically modified crops.

Despite early strong support for the measure, a recent poll suggests sentiment against the measure, known as I-522, is growing amid an onslaught of corporate-financed advertising ahead of the November 5 referendum. Voters will decide whether many common grocery items containing ingredients from genetically altered crops should be labeled as such.

For more on this story, visit: Food giants pour millions into defeating Washington GMO label measure | Reuters.

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