TV News LIES

Wednesday, Jul 29th

Last update07:11:52 AM GMT

You are here News Health Genetically modified foods labeling initiative defeated by Washington voters

Genetically modified foods labeling initiative defeated by Washington voters

E-mail Print PDF

gmo initiative defeatedA closely watched ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods sold in Washington was defeated Tuesday night after opponents spent heavily on TV ads attacking the initiative.

Results showed Initiative 522 leading in populous King County -- which includes Seattle -- but losing in almost every county in the state. In Clark County, across the Columbia River from Portland, nearly 60 percent of voters were voting no on the measure.

The initiative sparked a record $22 million in spending from food and biotech companies opposed to the measure, and the results could help determine how the issue plays out nationally.

A similar initiative was defeated in California in 2012 by fewer than three percentage points.  Opponents spent $46 million fighting the measure there.  In Washington, the measure was losing by around 10 percentage points.

Supporters argued that consumers should have the right to know if their food contains genetically engineered ingredients, which now account for more than 90 percent of the corn, soybeans and sugar beets grown in the U.S.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


'Jaw-dropping': Medicare deaths, hospitalizations AND costs reduced

Medicare reductions in deathsThe U.S. health care system has scored a medical hat trick, reducing deaths, hospitalizations and costs,...

More Than 100 Doctors Tell Big Pharma To Stop Making Cancer Drugs So Expensive

Cancer profits by Big PharmaThe pressure is mounting on pharmaceutical companies to lower their prices for lifesaving drugs, as a...

FDA reviews nutrition label change to highlight added sugar

added sugarThe Food and Drug Administration is reviewing a controversial change to nutrition labels to add amounts...

CT scans cause measurable damage to cells, say researchers

CT ScansResearchers have found links between computed tomography (CT) scanning and cell damage in the body, linking...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!