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I've seen in some of your responses that you support labeling of GM products. Will you support I-522?
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A:Expert Answer

As you mention, we support voluntary, market-based labeling. It¹s also important that any label be consistent and science based.

 

I-522 is a Washington State initiative that does not meet those criteria.  It isn’t market-based, voluntary and certainly isn’t based on science.  In addition, I-522's poorly written requirements and special exemptions would provide inconsistent and misleading information to consumers about the foods they buy. These are the reasons many of our member companies are part of a broad and growing coalition of Washington scientists, doctors, family farmers, food producers, grocers, businesses and citizens who oppose I-522. To learn more about the coalition’s perspective, visit www.FactsAbout522.com.

 

In addition, you might be interested in some of my previous responses where I’ve outlined our position on labeling in more detail (see here and here).

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