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Citizens’ Review Opposes GMO Labeling

August 28, 2014

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 local elections.

A recent citizens’ review polled 20 random voters for their recommendations on measures in the election this fall. The panel found that labels required by measure 92 would not give customers any more information than what they can already find in current labeling … more »

Citizens Ballot Review Gets Test Drive With Colorado GMO Label Measure

August 27, 2014

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 Citizens Initiative Review, will produce a voter guide on Proposition 105, a ballot measure that proposes labeling foods containing genetically modified ingredients. The review is a pilot project aimed at helping voters better understand complicated ballot measures.

“We find that voters often say that they … more »

Citizen Panel Narrowly Votes ‘No’ GMO Labelling Measure

August 25, 2014

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 Citizen Initiative Review voted 11-9 to oppose Measure 92, which would require food manufacturers and retailers to label foods that contain GMOs.

The 11 members opposed to the initiative said the cost of complying with the measure would increase food costs and that existing organic … more »

Citizen panel opposes Oregon food labeling measure

August 25, 2014

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.

Twenty voters chosen to represent a cross section of the electorate voted 11-9 on Sunday to oppose Measure 92.

The Citizen Initiative Review panel heard arguments from both sides over several days.

It found that labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients would provide more … more »

GMO labeling measure gets narrow ‘no’ recommendation from Oregon citizens review panel

August 25, 2014

By Dana Tims, The Oregonian August 25, 2014

A 20-member citizens panel has narrowly voted against recommending passage of the Oregon Mandatory Labeling of GMOs initiative.

The Citizens Initiative Review Commission voted 11-9 to oppose Measure 92, which would require the labeling of food products containing genetically modified ingredients.

Political observers expect the measure, which will appear on the November general election ballot, to be one of the costliest in state history.

The review panel’s … more »