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Colorado Voters Say no to GMO Labeling


gmo labelThe Denver Business Journal reports the ballot measure in Colorado that would have required GMO labelling has failed. Voters struck down Proposition 105 during Tuesday’s midterm elections. In Oregon, voters saw a last-minute flow of campaign funding for and against the issue, according to the Oregonian, coming from food companies fighting the initiative and from out-of-state billionaires.

Voters in California rejected mandatory labeling two years ago, and a similar effort in Washington State failed last year. Vermont is the only state that has a mandate on GMO labeling. The law is scheduled to take effect in 2016 but has been challenged in court.

(Oregon results were too close to call as of midnight Central Time, checkhttps://gov.oregonlive.com/election/ for results, see Ballot Measure 92)