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I-522 Update: Hundreds of Thousands of Votes Still To Be Counted

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on November 6, 2013 - 5:24am

Yes on 522 Campaign Press Release on Election Results:

SEATTLE— There are too many votes that have not been counted for this race to be called. Hundreds of thousands of votes have yet to be counted. Additionally, Washington Secretary of State is currently reporting that over 300,000 votes still have to be counted. KOMO News 4 in Seattle even noted that there were more votes to be counted and results are not yet final.

Vote on Labeling Modified Food Spurs Costly Battle in Washington State

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on October 31, 2013 - 12:55pm

SEATTLE — A ballot measure in next week’s election will give voters here the chance to make Washington the first state to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods. But the question of whether to put a few words on a package has touched off a surprisingly high-stakes, big-dollar fight with potential implications for other states.

Food Giants Pour Millions into Defeating Washington GMO Label Measure

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on October 30, 2013 - 3:54pm

By Eric M. Johnson and Carey Gillam,

SEATTLE/KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct 29 (Reuters) - Major U.S. food and chemical companies are pouring millions of dollars into efforts to block approval of a ballot initiative in Washington state that would make it the first in the United States to require labeling of foods containing genetically modified crops.

Washington State Voters are About to Weigh in on a Multi-Million Dollar Food Fight

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on October 29, 2013 - 3:55pm

By Niraj Chokshi,

Note: It may be an off-year for federal elections, but Nov. 5 will prove pivotal for some local measures. This week, we’ll take a daily look at the policy questions facing voters in some states. On Monday, we looked at the nearly $1 billion in new taxes Coloradans are being asked to consider. Today, we look to Washington.

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