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It’s been a busy few months for GMO proponents and opponents alike. Following a narrow loss of a Washington state GMO labeling bill, two Hawaiian islands passed bills this week restricting or outright banning GMO farming — woohoo, Hawaii!

Now, the U.S. GMO combat zone moves to Oregon, where GMO labeling advocates are pushing forward with an initiative that would put a labeling bill on the state’s 2014 ballot.

In an interview with Northwest Public Radio, Scott Bates with GMO Free Oregon explained that the failure of Washington’s I-552 labeling initiative will make Oregon’s journey to labeling more difficult, but it doesn’t spell an impossible situation, either. “It would have been better if it had passed but it’s not going to change our course of action at all,” he said. “We’re still moving forward to some degree with even more determination than before.”

As of today, a petition for the initiative has been filed with the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division. According to this document, 87,213 signatures will be needed to move the Oregon initiative forward.

Get your pens out, Oregon! It’s time to sign this movement into action.

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7 comments on “Oregon is America’s New GMO Battleground”

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Jennie BGreen
4 Years Ago

be prepared for that no money to ravage ur voters..... be prepared and dont forget to be sure people vote/ are registered to vote. Be prepared to lose and have that petition ready so next year u can vote again. Im so sad to see WA cant vote on this again cause of time restrictions on petition deadlines. If u need help OR call up WA and CA volunteers. . March Against Monsanto folk and we will be at ur side ♥♥♥

Donna Hart
4 Years Ago

Watch out for Monsanto funded ads!

Mj Christian
4 Years Ago

If they don't educate now they will also lose. Big money wins because people are too stupid to do their own thinking and research for themselves

Spoon Somatic
4 Years Ago

Good luck Oregon, may you succeed where my stoned state failed <3

Methuzulah Gem
4 Years Ago

Jamie Cooley

Cyd Abner
4 Years Ago

Oh, for gawds sake, seriously?!

Captain GmoNo
4 Years Ago

Oregon, learn from California and Washington. The wave of pro-GMO fear-mongering propaganda (labeling will cost consumers, etc.) could start anytime. It will certainly be active in late summer 2014 then accelerate in Fall 2014. And the real propaganda Blitzkrieg will take place between 3-4 weeks before elections.


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