Voters in two states, Colorado and Oregon, defeated GMO labeling at the ballot box in the November elections. This is the third year in a row activists who want labels identifying genetically modified foods have lost state initiatives and referenda.
Voters rejected Colorado’s Proposition 105 with 67 percent of the vote. Measure 92 in Oregon was a much closer race, with 49 percent of the vote in support of the initiative.
Despite the continuous defeats, experts agree campaigns demanding GMO labeling are far from over.
Activists Won’t Give Up
“The hallmark of the hard left is never to give up on a theme until long after it is dead…. I expect no let-up,” said Dennis Avery, director of the Center for Global Food Issues, which studies agriculture and environmental concerns regarding food production.
Competitive Enterprise Institute Executive Director Greg Conko agreed, saying, “We’re just at the beginning.”
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Climate Change Weekly #148
Climate tweet of the week from economist Richard Tol:
“The US-China climate deal is a model for world diplomacy: too small to fail”
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