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Oregon independent citizens review panel says ‘no’ to GMO labeling

| | August 26, 2014
via Oregon Live
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A 20-member citizens panel has narrowly voted against recommending passage of the Oregon Mandatory Labeling of GMOs initiative.

The Citizens Initiative Review Commission voted 11-9 to oppose Measure 92, which would require the labeling of food products containing genetically modified ingredients.

The review panel’s decision came after nearly four days of debate and discussion at the Salem Convention Center. The panel’s findings will appear in the Official Voters’ Guide this fall.

Findings that swayed the majority included: “Under M92, if passed, meat and dairy products from animals that have been raised and fed with genetically engineered feed and grain will not be labeled GM”; and, “The costs of labeling are a fraction of the costs of compliance and certification.”

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