I-522 http://kplu.org en More Money Pours into Wash. Food Labeling Fight http://kplu.org/post/more-money-pours-wash-food-labeling-fight <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Biotechnology giant Monsanto Co. on Monday dumped another $540,000 to fight a Washington state ballot measure requiring genetically engineered foods be labeled.</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 group opposing Initiative 522 has now raised nearly $22 million, setting a record for the most raised by an initiative campaign in state history. Food-labeling supporters have raised about $6.8 million.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:53:46 +0000 The Associated Press 10697 at http://kplu.org More Money Pours into Wash. Food Labeling Fight 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