Washington State Proposal Would Require Genetically Modified Label

"Any food sold in Washington state and made with genetically engineered crops would have to be labeled under a ballot initiative submitted Thursday."

"YAKIMA, Wash.-- Any food sold in Washington state and made with genetically engineered crops would have to be labeled under a ballot initiative submitted Thursday."

"The move came two months after California voters rejected a similar measure that pitted food safety advocates against agricultural and biotechnology giants in a roughly $55 million advertising battle.

Opponents of the food labeling argue it will raise food prices and hurt farmers. Supporters contend that consumers should have a choice about eating genetically engineered products, even if the federal government and major science groups say such foods are safe to eat."

Shannon Dininny reports for the Associated Press January 3, 2013.
 

Source: AP, 01/04/2013