Colorado State of Mind: GMO ballot issue

October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014

Watch two panelists explain their findings.

The Citizens Initiative Review is a pilot program that brought together 20 voters to study a ballot question, in this case the question of whether foods with GMO ingredients should be labeled that way. Two members of the panel explain their results.… more »

Colorado Public Radio: Experiment to Help Voters

October 20, 2014

Rachel Eastabrook,

October 20, 2014

Listen to the story online.

In this state, more than most others, voters make big policy decisions through the ballot, like the legalization of marijuana and the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.

But ballot measures can be difficult to understand, and so a nonprofit organization from Oregon, called Healthy Democracy, launched a pilot project to help Colorado voters better educate themselves. A small group of Coloradans, representing the state’s voter demographics, … more »

Research: Citizen review of GMO labeling initiative unbiased

October 15, 2014

Colorado State University Source

15 Oct, 2014 by Jeff Dodge

A research team led by a Colorado State University faculty member has found that a new citizens’ review of the initiative to require labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) was largely fair and unbiased.

Proposition 105, which will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot in Colorado, would require, with several exceptions, “food that has been genetically modified or treated with genetically modified material to … more »

CBS Denver: Citizens Group Hopes Its GMO Research Will Aid Voters

September 25, 2014

Citizens Group Hopes Its GMO Research Will Aid Voters

DENVER (CBS4) – A citizens group has pored over documents, statistics and facts related to November’s GMO-labeling ballot issue to help inform voters about the measure.

Over three days, the 20-person group researched Proposition 105, which would require the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms, commonly called GMOs.

Those members will essentially become experts on the issue and will help boil down the measure’s … more »

Arizona Republic: Independent group highlights pros, cons of Phoenix pension act

September 25, 2014

Independent group highlights pros, cons of Phoenix pension act

Dustin Gardiner, The Republic | 8:58 a.m. MST September 24, 2014

Read the Republic’s Story and check out the panel’s results.

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