A number of news organizations in Washington state and nationwide have already called the vote against I-522, the state’s ballot initiative for labeling food from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But since the vote was called late Tuesday night, the gap has closed by four percentage points, from a 55-45 percent
Continue Reading Gap Closing on GMO Labeling Vote in Washington, But Will It Reverse?

With all of Washington state’s counties reporting in late Tuesday night, voters appear to be turning down ballot initiative I-522, which would require labeling food made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The complete vote results may not be available until December, but nearly 1 million voters have already turned down
Continue Reading Washington State's GMO Labeling Initiative Appears Headed for Defeat

This editorial originally appeared on the blog of the Center for Food Safety on Oct. 15. Oct. 16 update: The Washington State attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association, stating that the trade group “illegally collected and spent more than $7 million while shielding the
Continue Reading Effort to Hide Corporations Opposing GE Food Labeling Lands in Court

Genetically modified (GM) alfalfa seed, possibly mislabeled, may become an issue in the final weeks of the Initiative 522 campaign in Washington state. I-522 would require any foods offered for retail sale that were produced with genetically engineered ingredients be labeled as such beginning in July 2015. Here’s what happened.
Continue Reading GM Alfalfa Seed Incident Could Spice Up Washington State's I-522 Campaign

This editorial was originally published on Sept. 17, 2013, by the Center for Food Safety. The nation’s largest food makers’ trade group, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), is donating big money to oppose I-522, but on whose behalf? Even if you haven’t heard of the GMA, you know its
Continue Reading Trade Group, Biotech Giants Spending Big Bucks to Stop GE Labeling in WA