Oregon GMO Right to Know gathered over 155,000 signatures in 6 weeks to get their initiative on the November ballot. It would require manufacturers, distributors and retailers to put labels on foods made with genetically modified organisms. Raw foods would require a sign. Sandeep Kauschic says it’s all about giving Oregonians a choice.
Meantime, Scott Dahlman with Oregonians for Food and Shelter calls it a bad idea. He says it would cost every Oregon family an extra $400 to $800 per month. Dahlman says it should not be done at the state level and that it would be hard to track.
In 2002 a similar initiative failed in Oregon. Washington voters also turned one down last year.