Salem Statesman Journal

Vermont GMO labeling contest comes to national stage

Assistant House Majority Leader Kate Webb, a sponsor of Vermont's GMO food labeling law, is scheduled to testify at a House subcommittee hearing on federal regulation of the foods on Wednesday.

Oregon GMO referendum appears on track for a recount

The voter initiative in Oregon to require special labels on food made with genetically modified organisms appears to be headed for a recount.

Oregon GMO recount begins in 19 counties

A hand recount of the vote on whether to require labels on GMO foods in Oregon began in 19 of the state's 36 counties on Tuesday, said the Salem Statesman Journal.

Recount assured, Oregon GMO labeling trails by 809 votes

Final unofficial results in Oregon show the GMO labeling initiative failied by 809 votes out of 1.5 million ballots. The split in votes "is within the margin that would trigger an automatic recount," said the Secretary of State's office. The next step is for Secretary of State Kate Brown to certify the results, which could be as early as Dec 1 and would set off a recount that could last for two weeks.

Oregon GMO labeling referendum sets spending record

The statewide referendum in Oregon over labeling foods containing genetically modified organisms is now the most expensive ballot question in state history, says the Salem Statesman Journal.