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Next Steps for the GMO Labeling Movement – December 13, 2013

With each attempt, the public becomes more educated about this issue

The final result from Washington State's ballot initiative to label genetically-engineered foods was painfully close. A mere two percentage points (38,000 voters) made the difference between yes and no. Similarly, last year in California, the Yes side lost by a narrow margin. Also in both states, early polling showed a strong lead, which was then chipped away at by a barrage of ads from the No campaign. Lying underneath this same pattern is an ugly industry play book that explains how voters can change their mind so easily.

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Before the genetically engineered (GE) food labeling movement marches on to the… more

by: Michelle Simon

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Connecticut Legislature Moves to Label GMO Foods – June 6, 2013

Law is first of its kind in the United States

This week, Connecticut won the honor of becoming the first state to pass a law requiring genetically engineered foods to be labeled. (The governor has indicated he will sign.) It was really only a matter of time. The disappointing defeat of Prop 37 last fall in California – thanks to a massive industry disinformation campaign – sparked a national movement that has resulted in labeling bills getting introduced in about half the states.

But how did the small state of Connecticut make this happen?

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I spoke at length with the leader of the effort, Tara Cook-Littman… more

by: Michelle Simon

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