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

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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

Anti-GMO Labeling Campaign Cranks Up

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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

Organic Consumers Fund Gives Another $100,000 to GMO Measure

Campaign likely to battle Monsanto, profiled in current Bloomberg Businesweek

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A group called the Organic Consumers Fund has made a second $100,000 contribution to Oregon GMO Right to Know, the political action committee behind a proposed November ballot measure seeking to label genetically modified organisms.  That contribution brings GMO Right to Know's total raised this year to $1.3 million. Meanwhile the current issue of Bloomberg Businessweek takes a deep dive ...   More
 
Friday, July 11, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Thousands Expected at Anti-Monsanto March Saturday

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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

If You're Worried About Genetically Modified Food, Read This

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We don't know if the corn in this photo was genetically modified. We do know that Saturday, March 26, Oregon will be among a dozen spots taking part in a nationwide protest against Monsanto by people who want labeling of GMOs and factory-farmed animal products as well as independent, long-term studies done on the safety of GMOs. The noon rally on March 26 in Salem outside the Capitol targets Monsanto, the ...   More
 
Thursday, March 17, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

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