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Old 03-02-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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Default WA- Help Label GMOs in Washington State - Update

WA- Help Label GMOs in Washington State - Update
Organic Consumers Fund, Updated Feb 9, 2012

Help Label GMOs in Washington State - Update
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Bills to label genetically engineered (GE) foods in Washington state failed to move out of the Senate and House agriculture committees, but advocates feel the show of public support was a measurable "win" and are committed to another push next session, or an initiative if necessary.

Legislative aides in Olympia say the number of citizens who called, e-mailed and traveled to Olympia to support labeling was second only to the number supporting same-sex marriage. There were overflow crowds at House and Senate committee hearings in late January and we heard from Democratic aides that every individual who called or e-mailed supported labeling; none were opposed.

The volume of support was even more remarkable since people had only six days after the bills were announced to...
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