Oregon GMO Labeling headed to a recount

According to Ballotpedia, Oregon’s Initiative 92, which would have required labeling of certain foods that are produced with or contain genetically modified ingredients,  was narrowly defeated on November 4. 2014.  However, the final margin of defeat was only 809 votes, so the measure will go to an automatic recount which could begin as early as today.

This vote follows the defeat of a similar Initiative effort in Washington State last year when Initiative 522 lost by about 4 percentage points in November 2013.

According to ABC News, a total of  nearly 30 million dollars was spent on Oregon’s Initiative 92, making it the most expensive Initiative election in Oregon history.  The overwhelming majority of spending was done by opponents of the measure.


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