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(CNN) — Washington was billed as the national testing ground on the issue of genetically modified foods, which draws spirited supporters and detractors into the debate over their effects on human health and the environment.
If the state’s vote tally is to be believed, it appears the Evergreen State won’t get special labeling for GMO foods, as expected before the Tuesday vote.
Those in favor of the initiative, however, say don’t count your genetically engineered chickens before they hatch, according to a news release that reads rather victoriously, considering the Washington secretary of state’s office says the measure failed 55% to 45%.
“The campaign remains confident that a majority of Washington voters support labeling of genetically engineered foods, and optimistic about supporters getting out to vote in this off-year election,” said the Yes on Initiative 522 release.
“For now, the votes are too close to call,” reads the Yes on I-522 landing page. “Over the next few days more ballots will be counted and we will keep you posted as we learn more.”
The secretary of state’s website says 100% of the vote has been counted.
The vote, if confirmed, would mark a defeat for those who say GMO foods may pose health risks and lead to a spike in herbicide and pesticide usage. The Elway Poll in October reported that Washington voters were in favor of the initiative by four percentage points.
The vote would have made Washington the third state to require GMO labeling and the first to pass an initiative that will go into effect regardless of whether other states enact similar laws.
Placed on the ballot after Washington voters submitted more than 350,000 signatures, I-522 “would require most raw agricultural commodities, processed foods, and seeds and seed stocks, if produced using genetic engineering as defined, to be labeled as genetically engineered when offered for retail sale.”
Yes on I-522 says it is “motivated by a very simple principle: People have the right to know what’s in the food they eat and feed their families.”
Sixty-four countries have passed laws allowing consumers to know when there are GMO ingredients in their food, according to the Center for Food Safety. The watchdog group says the “limited data” on GMO foods indicates that the foods lead to higher risks of “toxicity, allergenicity, antibiotic resistance and immune suppression.”
Since genetically engineered foods entered the U.S. market, herbicide use on corn, soybeans and cotton has increased by 527 million pounds, the center said, citing a study by Environmental Science Europe.
Monsanto, a Missouri-based agricultural giant that was staunchly opposed to the measure, says on its website, GMOanswers.com, that the crops have led to lower pesticide usage. The company says it’s also invested more than $100 million to ensure the products are safe.
“Humans, over our history, have altered all of our crops, often for taste or yield or disease resistance,” the website says.
“Before they reach the market, crops from GM seeds are studied extensively to make sure they are safe for people, animals and the environment,” the Monsanto site adds. “Today’s GM products are the most researched and tested agricultural products in history.”
Opponents spent more than $22 million to fight the legislation — more than triple what those in favor of labeling spent — with only $600 of that money coming from within the state. Monsanto contributed more than $5 million, the Washington Public Disclosure Commission said.
Twenty-three states have pending legislation regarding GMO labeling, according to the group Right to Know GMO. Maine andConnecticut in June passed laws requiring labeling, but they won’t go into effect until other states pass GMO-labeling laws.
California last year shot down such a law with 51.4% of voters casting ballots against it.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service approved a non-GMO label for meat and liquid egg products in June, the first time the department has approved such a label from a third party. GMO foods were approved for human consumption in 1995, but the Food and Drug Administration never required any labels pointing them out as such.
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I have several issues with this article such as the fact that monsanto claims…
“Before they reach the market, crops from GM seeds are studied extensively to make sure they are safe for people, animals and the environment,”
ummm yea sure. how about that fact that we STILL don’t know all the side effects of consuming GMOs, and the fact that we see more and more everyday that the environment is being affected in a negative way by GMOs. I also have a major issue with the whole “my state passed a GMO labeling law but the other 49 haven’t so we aren’t going to implement it” what the hell? if the people in your state want their food labeled then their food should be, it shouldn’t matter what neighboring states want.
(NaturalNews) In May 2013, two million people in over 50 countries expressed outrage over Monsanto’s desire to own the food supply through genetically-altered (and patented) seeds that threaten all life on this planet. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are when a plant or animal has been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. Whether you like it or not, you are eating genetically manipulated food without your consent.
Henry Kissinger once said, ‘Who controls the food supply controls the people…’ This comment plus many other dark and sinister ideas come from control hungry, greedy and, often times, dangerous people and corporations. On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour – we’ll expose the hidden agenda behind Monsanto.
Monsanto, the most hated corporation in the world, has a deceptive message for you
Generally speaking, many of the biggest bio-tech companies in the world would have us believe that GMOs are ‘perfectly safe’ and designed to ‘more efficiently’ feed the world. But, GMOs do not generate greater yields; effectively resist drought conditions; have greater nutritional value or any other consumer benefit.
In fact, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights. The unforeseen consequences of altering the natural growth cycle of our food may be staggering. The following is just a sample of what the experts say:
“The process of genetic engineering always involves the risk of altering the genetics and cellular functioning of a food organism in unanticipated ways. These unanticipated alterations can result in GE foods being allergenic, toxic, or reduced in nutritional value”. – Professor John Fagan, award-winning Geneticist, Maharishi University of Management, Iowa, USA.
Back in 1998, Bob Shapiro (the eventual CEO of Monsanto) even admitted that the effects of GMOs are unknown when he said:
“But we realize that with any new and powerful technology with unknown, and to some degree unknowable – by definition – effects, then there necessarily will be an appropriate level at least, and maybe even more than that, of public debate and public interest.”
Since its inception, Professor Richard Lacey, a microbiologist, medical doctor, and Professor of Food Safety at Leeds University has been strongly against the introduction of genetically engineered foods because of the health risks. Professor Lacey make an important point:
“The fact is, it is virtually impossible to even conceive of a testing procedure to assess the health effects of genetically engineered foods when introduced into the food chain, nor is there any valid nutritional or public interest reason for their introduction.”
Discover the secret agenda of Monsanto and how this major chemical company has deceived the world with its genetically engineered seeds. Learn how to stop the most hated corporation in the world from owning (and poisoning) the food supply – before it’s too late.
Why millions of people are angry at Monsanto and the creation of GMOs
The facts are undeniable – science has proven that eating GMOs can cause cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration – which is supposed to protect the public from unsafe foods and drugs – is being run by ex-Monsanto executives. Can you say ‘conflict of interest’?
The U.S. government refuses to conduct long-term research on the effects of GMOs on human health.
The U.S. Congress and president have approved the (nicknamed) Monsanto Protection Act which bans the courts from stopping the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds. This, alone, proves how little politicians care about you and me.
In truth, most lawmakers care more about corporate interest and getting re-elected with the help of corporate campaign contributions (payoffs), than human health concerns.
Organic farmers suffer to make a living, while Monsanto and other bio-tech companies receive corporate handouts and political favors.
Monsanto’s GMO seeds harm the environment. Just google, “gmo and bee colony collapse” and you’ll uncover one of the worst effects of GMOs.
This week’s guest: Ronnie Cummins, Founder of Organic Consumers Association
Want to stop Monsanto from poisoning our food supply? Learn more about GMOs – Sun. Aug. 11
Ronnie Cummins is founder and Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a United States based, non-profit of nearly one million consumers, dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting a healthy, just, and sustainable system of agriculture and commerce. The primary goal of OCA is to work on national and global campaigns to promote health, justice, and sustainability. Ronnie is also editor of OrganicConsumers.org and newsletters, Organic Bytes and Organic View.
Since the 1960’s, as a writer and activist, Ronnie has extensive experience in human rights, anti-war, anti-nuclear, labor, consumer, and sustainable agriculture campaigns. For several decades, he has served as director of United States and international efforts such as the Pure Food Campaign, and the Global Days of Action Against GMOs.
okay so here are my thoughts on the matter, i find it scary that one company is able to determine what goes into so many peoples food. I think that Henry Kissinger is most definitely right that who controls the food supply control the people, of everything in this world food is one of the most important things that all living being need. With Monsanto being able to do whatever they want to the seeds, and with the government backing them theres no telling what is to come of us and of this world.
I also found it shocking and frightening to learn that the FDA who is supposed to be protecting us from people such as monsanto is being run by ex-Monsanto executives. That just goes to show how much power Monsanto really does have. With so many other countries banning Monsanto seeds and GMO foods from entering them, its a shame that the US has not jumped on the bandwagon to stop Monsanto and stop feeding its people GMO foods.
Everyone: Try to keep a look out for GMOs, stay healthy!