It appears that Washington State voters weren’t prepared to be the labeling initiators for GMO foods. I-522 currently trails in the voting results that have been announced so far and it’s unlikely that further returns will be enough to pass the measure. While disappointing to those of us who vigorously support labeling of GMO’s, we have to realize how far we’ve come in making people aware of the concerns of GMO’s in a relatively short time and that this is when those that are concerned must reach deep and continue to push. Having closely observed both the California and Washington… Read More
The GMO debate – why is it so hard to figure out?
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) – are they good? and/or are they bad? This debate is raging in the public realm right now as California voters narrowly defeated a measure to label them in California (Prop 37) last year and Washington State voters are about to decide if they will be the first of the states to adopt a formal labeling requirement. Trying to understand what the ‘right’ thing to do is very difficult as propaganda and murky science seem to rule the day. Both ‘sides’ of the debate use the murky science and propaganda to further their respective agendas as… Read More