GMO apples inflame Washington label debate

The president of a Canadian company seeking government approval of a genetically modified apple plans to label it as such but opposes efforts to mandate labels.

Organizers of Washington Initiative 522 requiring labeling of any genetically modified food sold in the state say they probably have the 241,153 voter signatures needed by Jan. 4 to get the measure before the Legislature in 2013 and on next fall’s general election ballot if the Legislature takes no action.

Proponents question the safety of genetically modified food and maintain that their polls show most consumers want to know if food is genetically modified.

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