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USA: BIGGEST PROPONENTS OF GMO LABELING IN OREGON LAUNCH THEIR FIRST ADS

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SUMMARY: "The group that has raised the most money in the fight over labeling genetically modified foods in Oregon launched its first ads on Tuesday."

The group that has raised the most money in the fight over labeling genetically modified foods in Oregon launched its first ads on Tuesday.

AMERICANS ARE TOO STUPID FOR GMO LABELING, CONGRESSIONAL PANEL SAYS

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SUMMARY: "It's pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they've called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignorant to be given a piece of information, but that was a key conclusion of a session of the House Agriculture Committee this week."

It's pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they've called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignorant to be given a piece of information, but that was a key conclusion of a session of the House Agriculture Committee this week.

Most Northwest Residents Say They Want Labeling For Genetically Modified Food

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A DHM Research survey of Northwest residents was conducted in June, just as a campaign gets underway for an Oregon ballot measure requiring labeling of genetically modified food. A 2013 proposal in Washington enjoyed early support but was voted down. | credit: Heidi Nielsen/GoodWorks | rollover image for more

Oregon voters will likely decide in November whether the state should require the labeling of genetically engineered foods.

Early polling shows strong support. But will it end up being defeated like similar measures in California in 2012 and Washington in 2013?

Labelling: Confused by the Oregonian's GMO Confusion

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In the past few months, New York Times and Consumers Union polls both found over 90% of respondents wanted GMO food labeled.

That didn’t take long.

Three days after GMO labeling supporters turned in over 155,000 signatures to put their initiative on November’s ballot, and four months before Election Day, the Oregonian editorial board sounded the alarm: “GMO food-labeling mandate would sow only confusion.” The labeling they fear would be worded “Produced with Genetic Engineering.”

Let’s do a little survey on a few other federally mandated labels for everyday products:

EU TO ALLOW MEMBER COUNTRIES TO DECIDE POLICIES ON GM CROPS

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SUMMARY: "The European Union will allow member countries to make their own decisions on whether to allow genetically modified (GM) crops in a compromise deal struck Thursday after years of fraught discussion and widespread public unease over safety issues."

The European Union will allow member countries to make their own decisions on whether to allow genetically modified (GM) crops in a compromise deal struck Thursday after years of fraught discussion and widespread public unease over safety issues.

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