Initiative 522 http://kplu.org en GMA: Contributions Reported in Food-Label Fight http://kplu.org/post/gma-contributions-reported-food-label-fight <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">An industry group that contributed heavily to defeat a measure that would have required labeling genetically engineered foods says it reported its activity to state watchdogs and hopes to resolve a lawsuit alleging it violated Washington's campaign finance laws.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:32:03 +0000 The Associated Press 11224 at http://kplu.org GMA: Contributions Reported in Food-Label Fight Wash. State Voters Reject GMO Labeling Initiative http://kplu.org/post/wash-state-voters-reject-gmo-labeling-initiative <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">Voters in Washington state have rejected a ballot measure requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The campaign over Initiative 522 drew millions of dollars from out of state and was one of the costliest initiative fights in state history.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 01:38:03 +0000 The Associated Press 10888 at http://kplu.org Wash. State Voters Reject GMO Labeling Initiative Wash. State Voters Defeating GMO Labeling Initiative http://kplu.org/post/wash-state-voters-defeating-gmo-labeling-initiative <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">A Washington state ballot measure requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods is failing in early returns.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The campaign over Initiative 522 has been one of the costliest initiative fights in state history, drawing millions of dollars from out of state.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 04:45:03 +0000 Austin Jenkins 10854 at http://kplu.org Wash. State Voters Defeating GMO Labeling Initiative Power of Messaging on Display in GMO Labeling Fight http://kplu.org/post/power-messaging-display-gmo-labeling-fight <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;">Voters are about to decide whether Washington becomes the first state in the nation to label some genetically engineered foods.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;"><span style="font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;">A poll last month showed Initiative 522 with a 4-point lead and 12-percent of voters still undecided.</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:13:56 +0000 Austin Jenkins 10800 at http://kplu.org Power of Messaging on Display in GMO Labeling Fight Grocery Manufacturers Agree to Disclose Donors http://kplu.org/post/grocery-manufacturers-agree-disclose-donors <p>State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Friday the <a href="http://www.gmaonline.org/" target="_blank">Grocery Manufacturers Association</a> will disclose who its donors are, as it campaigns against a ballot Initiative 522.</p><p>Ferguson's office had planned to take the industry group to court, saying it violated Washington’s campaign finance law that requires donors to be public. The Washington, D.C.-based GMA <a href="http://www.gmaonline.org/forms/MemberDirectory/viewMemberDirectoryAll" target="_blank">represents more than 300 companies. </a></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:53:14 +0000 Ed Ronco 10535 at http://kplu.org Grocery Manufacturers Agree to Disclose Donors First TV Ads in Fight over GMO Food Labeling Initiative http://kplu.org/post/first-tv-ads-fight-over-gmo-food-labeling-initiative <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">The first television ads have aired in the battle over a statewide initiative that would mandate the labeling of genetically engineered foods.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Opponents and supporters of Initiative 522 rolled out TV spots Monday morning in campaigns that are expected to cost millions of dollars.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:43:17 +0000 The Associated Press 10024 at http://kplu.org First TV Ads in Fight over GMO Food Labeling Initiative State voters to decide on GMO-labeling initiative http://kplu.org/post/state-voters-decide-gmo-labeling-initiative <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State voters will decide on the fate of an initiative that would require labeling of genetically modified food products.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Initiative 522 would require food products to bear a label informing the consumer if they contain any genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The public signature-gathering campaign for the bill was successful, and while it allowed the Washington state Legislature an opportunity to decide its fate, its language mandated that if lawmakers took no action, the initiative would automatically move to a public vote in November.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:02:12 +0000 Steve Jackson 9089 at http://kplu.org State voters to decide on GMO-labeling initiative 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