UPDATED: GMO Labeling Opponents Declare Victory as Measure 92 Trails After Record-Setting Money Barrage To Kill It


Opponents of Measure 92 have declared victory in their effort to defeat a requirement for labeling of genetically modified foods sold in Oregon.The measure failed, but not by much. The current tally shows about 9,700 more "no" votes for Measure 92 than "yes" votes—that's out of more than 1.4 million votes cast. Opponents of Measure 92 raised $20 million, including a single $4.5 ...   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Hot Takes: Top 5 Comments of the Week, October 22-28


We herewith collate—with minimal commentary—the most cogent, interesting, thoughtful, strange or witty comments to have washed up on our virtual shores this week. Congratulations, commenters: You have won nothing but our esteem. 5. The GMO debate continues in our comments section. Boy does it ever. One reader is voting with people he/she does not necessarily agree with:Boreal Explorer  writes:I ...   More
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Anti-GMO Labeling Campaign Cranks Up


Opponents to Measure 92, the November ballot initiative that would require labeling of genetically-modified foods, have begun funding what is likely to be a multi-million dollar campaign. Filings with the Oregon secretary of state today show the No on 92 campaign raised $150,000 from the Grocery Manufacturers Association, $82,000 from Monsanto and $58,150 from Dupont Pioneer. Those contributions bring ...   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon Voters Like Merkley, Marijuana and GMO Labeling

Six months from elections, KATU/SurveyUSA Poll asks voters to weigh in on how they plan to vote on key issues


Labeling for GMOs, Jeff Merkley and marijuana are all looking strong for the November ballot.A poll released today by KATU and SurveyUSA found a narrow majority of likely voters—51 percent— would back the legalization of recreational marijuana use. The poll found 41 percent were opposed. The support was especially strong among younger voters and Democrats. Seniors ...   More
Thursday, June 12, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Thousands Expected at Anti-Monsanto March Saturday


More than 4,000 people have signed up for an anti-Monsanto march in Northeast Portland this Saturday.A Facebook event listing bills the event as a peaceful march against the ever-growing pervasiveness of the megacompany's GMO seeds in foods and farming."Monsanto has put corporate profit before the welfare of families and the environment by failing to honestly represent the facts about GMOs and the ...   More
Thursday, May 23, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD


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