• Oregon: Majority of Citizen Panelists Oppose Measure 90

    20 panelists gathered in Salem to hear from proponents and opponents of Measure 90, which would change Oregon’s primary elections process.

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  • Oregon: Narrow Majority of Citizen Panelists Oppose Measure 92

    Panelists concluded their review of Measure 92 11/20 panelists voted to oppose the measure, which would require labeling foods with genetically-modified ingredients.

    Read the panel’s findings here.


  • Colorado: Narrow Majority of Citizen Panelists Support Proposition 105

    Colorado’s first Citizens’ Initiative Review brought 20 voters together from around the state to deliberate about a measure to label foods containing genetically-modified ingredients to be labelled.

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Citizens’ Review Opposes GMO Labeling

by Kristin O’Connor, KDRV|Published August 28, 2014

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The statewide debate about labeling foods containing genetically modified organisms might not end on the same side as the … more »


Citizens Ballot Review Gets Test Drive With Colorado GMO Label Measure

By Stephanie Paige Ogburn|August 27, 2014

Colorado voters will have extra help making up their minds about a ballot initiative to label genetically modified foods.

A new effort, the Colorado … more »


Citizen Panel Narrowly Votes ‘No’ GMO Labelling Measure

Willamette Week|August 25, 2014|Samantha Matsumoto

A citizen initiative review narrowly passed a “no” recommendation on a November ballot measure that calls for the labeling of genetically modified foods.

The Oregon … more »


Citizen panel opposes Oregon food labeling measure

KOIN6 News|By The Associated Press|Published: August 25, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A citizen review panel is narrowly opposing an Oregon ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods.… more »