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Tuesday, October 8,2013

Washington will decide whether to label GMO food

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Washington is well-known for its apples.

The battle to put labels on foods that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, continues in the state of Washington this November.

Washington voters will cast votes on I-522, a ballot initiative that asks voters if foods should carry labels if they contain GMOs.

In a press release, the group Yes on 522 states that large food producers have contributed more than $17 million against the measure. Last year, voters in California rejected a GMO labeling ballot initiative after huge donations from seed and food companies like Monsanto, Dow, Dupont.

A New York Times poll in the summer of 2013 found that 93 percent of Americans are in favor of labeling for GMO food.

See the Yes on 522 website here.

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