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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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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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The Costly Consequences of I-522

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Washington Research Council Reveals the Whole Story Behind Washington State’s Initiative 522, and Yes it Will Cost You a Dime Many Washington state residents know that on November 5, 2013, they will have to vote on whether or not to pass state Initiative 522, which will require special labels on certain foods made with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients.  What many residents don’t know is that a “yes” vote can lead to many costly consequences for Read More >

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State Legislator Profile: Washington State Rep. John McCoy

Washington State Rep. John McCoy (D-Tulalip)

If you ask most people to name a few things about the state of Washington, the word technology is likely to wind up somewhere in the mix. However, the birthplace of Microsoft and Amazon.com is also a biotech heavyweight. Washington contains one of the world’s largest life sciences clusters and is home to dozens of research institutes and some of the nation’s leading public research universities. The biotech industry in Washington employs tens of thousands Read More >

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