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Genetically Engineered Foods

The Oregon Initiative

(Compiled from wire reports.) The Decatur Daily: Sunday morning, October 27, 2002

McCartney endorses Ore. Ballot measure:


-Paul McCartney has endorsed a ballot measure in Oregon that would require labeling of genetically modified foods.

McCartney's 30-second radio ad in support of Measure 27, which would require all foods made with or derived from genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such, began airing Thursday. McCartney, who's a vegetarian, heard about the ballot measure when he was in Portland for a recent concert.

Note: I'm hoping there will be somebody somewhere who knows someone else somewhere who knows Paul McCartney and will forward this to him. I want to invite him to support OUR cause, too, as otherwise Monsanto (see below) will use its vast financial resources to beat us down.


Oregon's Labeling Initiative: Measure 27

Will Oregon consumers be left in the dark?

More than 100,000 Oregonians signed petitions this year to get Measure 27 onto the ballot. The measure calls for the labeling of any product that contains genetically altered material consisting of more than one-tenth of 1 percent of its weight.

But will Oregon consumers be left in dark? Missouri-based biotech giant Monsanto Company and its coalition associates reportedly are planning to spend a record $6 million to try to defeat Measure 27. Monsanto licenses 90 percent of the foods that would be covered by the measure.


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