Genetically modified food http://kplu.org en I-522: Looking to the European Union for a Real-Life Example http://kplu.org/post/i-522-looking-european-union-real-life-example <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Should consumers have the right to know what’s in the food they eat?</span></p><p>That’s the question at the heart of Initiative 522, which would require labeling of genetically-engineered foods and seed sold in Washington.&nbsp;</p><p>Most people want the choice, but whether the initiative would actually give shoppers useful information is up for debate. One place to look for answers is the European Union, where the world’s first GE labeling requirements took effect nearly two decades ago. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10641 at http://kplu.org I-522: Looking to the European Union for a Real-Life Example Seattle City Council Votes to Support I-522, GMO Labeling http://kplu.org/post/seattle-city-council-votes-support-i-522-gmo-labeling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Seattle City Council has voted, 8 to 1, to support Initiative 522, which would </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;require labels on food products that have been genetically modified or contain genetically-modified ingredients.</span></p><p>The council's decision comes ahead of the general election when voters will decide whether to approve the initiative.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 04:14:12 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9937 at http://kplu.org Seattle City Council Votes to Support I-522, GMO Labeling I-522 Supporters for GE Labels Outraising Opponents 4 to 1 http://kplu.org/post/i-522-supporters-ge-labels-outraising-opponents-4-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington voters will decide this fall whether foods that contain genetically-engineered ingredients must carry a special label.</span></p><p>Initiative 522 is similar to a California measure that failed last fall.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But so far, the race for political contributions is shaping up quite differently.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:17:57 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9675 at http://kplu.org I-522 Supporters for GE Labels Outraising Opponents 4 to 1 Backers say I-522 on GMO labeling would protect state economy http://kplu.org/post/backers-say-i-522-gmo-labeling-would-protect-state-economy <p>Washington voters are in the avant-garde when it comes to policies on recreational marijuana and same-sex marriage. And now <a href="http://www.labelitwa.org/">a grassroots campaign</a> wants us to lead the country on food labeling.</p><p>Backers of legislative initiative 522 say they submitted 100,000 more signatures than needed for a measure that would require companies to clearly mark products containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:08:15 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7491 at http://kplu.org Backers say I-522 on GMO labeling would protect state economy Insect experts issue 'urgent' warning on using biotech seeds http://kplu.org/post/insect-experts-issue-urgent-warning-using-biotech-seeds For America's agricultural biotech companies, the corn rootworm is threatening to turn into their worst nightmare.<p>Last year, we <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2011/12/05/143141300/insects-find-crack-in-biotech-corns-armor">reported</a> that a major insect pest, the corn rootworm, had "found a chink in the armor" of genetically engineered crops. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 21:23:39 +0000 4390 at http://kplu.org Biotech beets heat up discussion at USDA Hearing in Corvallis http://kplu.org/post/biotech-beets-heat-discussion-usda-hearing-corvallis <p>Sugar beet seed is a rare bright spot for struggling grass-seed farmers. Farmer John Reerslev of Junction City says the GMO product provides a safe way to control weeds.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture held a hearing to consider the possible deregulation of biotech sugar beets, developed by agribusiness giant Monsanto.</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 17:39:54 +0000 Northwest News Network 3230 at http://kplu.org