Salem, Oregon – Backers of a ballot measure to require labels on genetically modified food have turned in what they say are more than enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
They need more than 87,000 valid signatures. They turned in more than 155,000 today to the Secretary of State’s office which will now have to verify them.
The measure would require labels on raw and packaged foods stating that they were genetically engineered. If approved, it would take effect in January of 2016.