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article imageWashington's Initiative 522 to label GM foods defeated

By Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti     Nov 7, 2013 in Politics
Washington - Washington's Initiative 522 was thrown out after 54.8 percent of the state's voters opposed labeling of genetically modified foods while 45.2 percent voted in favor of the labeling.
The opposition raised $22 million, setting a record for fundraising by one side in the state. The biggest donations came from Washington, D.C.-based Grocery Manufacturers Association, and corporations that produce genetically modified foods such as St. Louis, Mo.-based Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), Johnston, Iowa-based DuPont Pioneer and Germany’s Bayer CropScience Ltd (FRA:BAYN).
Opponents of labeling spent a more per vote on this election and spent more than $30 per no vote in Washington.
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