Wash. state biotech food-labeling initiative rejected by voters

11/7/2013 | FoodSafetyNews.com

Initiative 522, a measure that would have made Washington the first U.S. state to immediately require special labeling for foods produced from genetically modified organisms, was rejected by voters. The initiative obtained only 45.9% of votes after the second day of vote counting, still lower than the 54.1% against it. Washington state relies completely on mail-in ballots, so vote counting will continue until Dec. 5.

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