GMO Labeling Supporters Give Up Fight

MEDFORD, Ore. – Supporters of a measure to require mandatory labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms in Oregon are ending current efforts to see that proposal become a reality. Measure 92 on the November ballot triggered an automatic recount after the difference in votes fell within one-fifth of one percent of the total votes … Continue reading »

Automatic Recount Begins for Meas. 92

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon’s 36 counties will begin an automatic hand recount of all ballots cast for and against Measure 92 this week. Jackson, Josephine and Klamath Counties all started recounts Tuesday and Curry County plans to start on Thursday. A full recount is required if the difference between the votes cast for and against … Continue reading »

Your Vote: Measure 92 “GMO Labeling”

ASHLAND, Ore. — Under Measure 92, genetically engineered foods would be required to be labeled as containing ingredients with GMOs. Those voting “yes” believe this would make it easier on farmers and consumers to separate products from the way they are grown. Those voting “no” believe it would cost Oregon farmers, food companies, taxpayers and … Continue reading »

Advocates Find GMOs in Baby Food Formula

MEDFORD, Ore.– The results of recent Center for Food Safety test found there to be genetically engineered ingredients in three different brands of baby formula. Supporters of the measure to label GMO products in Oregon collected samples from formula sold at Wal-Mart and sent them for testing earlier this month. Monday, supporters made a presentation … Continue reading »

Group Holds GMO Baby Formula Event

MEDFORD, Ore. — Supporters of the GMO labeling initiative are reaching out to voters after a recent consumer reports study found genetically modified ingredients in baby formula. Thursday, a small group met outside the south Medford Walmart to send out samples of three different baby formulas for testing. They say a number of foods containing … Continue reading »

Citizens’ Review Opposes GMO Labeling

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The statewide debate about labeling foods containing genetically modified organisms might not end on the same side as the local elections. A recent citizens’ review polled 20 random voters for their recommendations on measures in the election this fall. The panel found that labels required by measure 92 would not give … Continue reading »

GMO Opponents Launch Labeling Effort

MEDFORD, Ore. — After winning the battle over growing genetically modified food in Jackson County, opponents of GMOs are now turning their sights on making sure all food sold in Oregon is labeled about its GMO content. Supporters are out gathering signatures hoping to get a statewide initiative on the ballot in November. The plan … Continue reading »

Group Pushing for GMO Labeling

SALEM, Ore. — The consumer advocacy group “Oregon Right To Know” is working to require all GMO products in the state to be labeled. Yesterday the Oregon Supreme Court certified a ballot title for the groups plan to try and get its GMO labeling initiative on the November ballot. The group released a statement saying, … Continue reading »