I just can't believe that the voters rejected GMO labeling! :evil: I guess the 'big boys' got their way again, with their scare tactics, constant ads against the labeling, saying that it would cause a rise in cost of food to the consumer if they voted it in...BS!! :evil:
Washington state voters on Tuesday rejected an initiative that would have required foods containing genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled.
The vote was 54.8% opposed to labeling and 45.2% in favor of it.
Had it passed, Initiative 522 would have made the state the first in the nation to require such labeling.
The initiative was the most expensive in state history, though it was largely fought by out-of-state interests.
The No on 522 campaign set a record for fundraising, bringing in $22 million in donations according to The Seattle Times.
Just $550 came from Washington residents, according to the newspaper.
The top five contributors were the Grocery Manufacturers Association, Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer, Dow AgroSciences and Bayer CropScience.