Genetically modified food- After Washington

07.11.2013

The Economist

Published 07 November 2013

THE campaign to stop compulsory labelling of genetically modified (GM) food in Washington broke state records for fund-raising. The campaign to force labelling must have come close to breaking state records for squandering poll leads. In September 66% of Washington's voters said they intended to vote for Initiative 522, which would have placed a conspicuous label on most foods containing GM ingredients sold in retail outlets. Final results are not yet in (and the "yes" campaign has not conceded), but the measure appears to have lost by about ten percentage points.

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