Washington’s I-522 approval is ‘too close to call’

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Opponents of Initiative 522 in Washington State have gained voters for the measure that seeks to require food containing genetically modified food to be labeled.

Food Safety News reported that the state’s only independent, non-partisan survey research firm, known as the Elway Poll, says its Oct. 15-17 interviews with 413 registered Washington state voters found there’s been a dramatic 41 percent shift since last month in opinions about the ballot measure. Support for I-522 has decreased by 20 percent while opposition has increased by 21 percent.

With 12 percent of the voters still undecided and I-522 proponents hanging on to a 46-to-42 percent lead, Pollster Steward Elway said the election is now within the “margin of error,” which is 5 percent in this poll.

This means I-522 in Washington State is now officially “too close to call.”

Those opposing the initiative have been outspending proponents by nearly three times. Companies like Monsanto and DuPont and the Grocery Manufacturers Association have led the charge in raising money to defeat I-522.

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Steve Hanson    
Vanc/Port.OR  |  October, 31, 2013 at 10:17 PM

A MUST READ! > Click on See More below to read my short researched post & click on the URL below that for short briefing on the latest truths brought forth: A REAL MONSTER is roaming the streets & TV rooms in WA state on this Halloween night! Has been the last 5 weeks & the next 5 days until the vote on WA's I-522. It's the evil MONSANTO Mafia + other bio-tech Corp's + the GMA who combined $22,000,000 (22 million dollar campaign finanance) to turn FORMERLY CREDIBLE newspapers & former Gov' ppl & Corp farmers into sellout LIARS in their mega-TV ad blitz trying to get a 'No on I-522'. It's a fact - research the immense amount each TV ad sellout got for knowingly lie on behalf of Monsanto & crew! A YES on I-522 is the most important state vote ever - especially after mega-money bought a close 'no' victory last year for keeping California consumers from knowing what's in their food!!! The worst is GMOs but there's other bad things they & the Corp food retailers want hidden in order to protect their big profits also (not so with New Seasons markets). The cost of a YES win to consumers in the form of certifiying/testing ingredients & new labeling will be VERY LITTLE per capita - and the best cheap investiment in improving your family's healthy per dollar that money can buy! ... Read this short factual report: http://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/ob401.html

Washington Resident  |  November, 05, 2013 at 10:33 PM

It used to be that farmers were proud of what they were growing and selling. If you are so ashamed of what you are growing that you can't tell us what it is, maybe you should think about getting into a new business that you don't have to lie about.


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