|There is hope for Old Glory yet…|
Almost missed this election news, but….
Washington’s 522 ballot initiative, which would have required labeling for foods containing genetically modified genes was defeated in Tuesday’s election.
Find out more about the defeated bill from my previous article here.
Early counts show it was handily defeated 55 to 45.
Congrats to the state of Washington for standing up and rejecting scare tactics!
Sarah [NurseLovesFar says
I agree. Yet all you'll hear from the "yes on 522" side is how Monsanto shoved $22 million into the "no" campaign the week of. So what if they did? They can't buy votes!
I bet the anti-GMO people shoved their own millions in, too.
The Maine Farm Bureau last week voted in favor of labeling GMO's as defined in one of their resolutions.
That's really sad and, thankfully, in opposition to American Farm Bureau's established policy. You can read their official position on biotechnology here: http://www.fb.org/issues/docs/biotech13.pdf