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Washington State Initiative 522 Losing Momentum and Losing Standing with Voters

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“Its air leaking, I-522′s balloon is going flat” With November 5 rapidly approaching the voters of Washington State, residents are being faced with a contentious piece of legislation on this year’s ballot. Washington State I-522 will require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods and food with GE ingredients beginning in 2015. Supported by robust scientific analysis, GE crops have been found to be as safe or safer than conventional as well as organic crops to Read More >

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2013 World Food Prize Laureate Praises Ag Biotech; Supports GMO Science

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“As a plant scientist, neither I nor my fellow 2013 World Food Prize laureates, Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton and Dr. Robert T. Fraley, anticipated the resistance to genetic modification and biotechnology.” – Dr. Mac Van Montagu, founder and chairman of the Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach at Ghent University in Belgium. Dr. Marc Van Montagu, winner of the 2013 World Prize, recently wrote a commendable op-ed arguing how a lack of acceptance surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms Read More >

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Prominent Washington State Newspapers Urge NO on Initiative 522

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The Seattle Times, The Columbian, The News Tribune and The Daily Herald are just a few of Washington state’s leading publications urging voters to check no on the upcoming state ballot Initiative 522, requiring labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs), seeds and seed products sold in Washington. With the voting on ballot Initiative 522 nearing a close, the Vote No on 522 site did a wonderful job of compiling top quotes of notable Washington state Read More >

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BIO Celebrates World Food Day!

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How Ag Biotech Can Help End World Hunger Today, organizations, academics and many others across the United States and Canada are celebrating World Food Day by devising efforts to end global hunger.  Established in 1979 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Food Day brings together organizations from around the world to mobilize advocacy campaigns and events to strengthen the political will to end world hunger. The theme for World Read More >

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Confused Consumers are a Desirable Bonus of I-522

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With less than a month out, Washington State Initiative 522 continues to garner more and more attention of state voters. If enacted, the law would require labeling of genetically engineered foods on the packaging of raw agricultural commodities, processed foods, and seed and seed stock, or on retail shelf signage for unpackaged products. Exemptions to these regulations would be provided under the measure.  If found in violation of not meeting the labeling requirements, offenders could Read More >

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