Washington State’s Initiative 522, requiring mandatory labeling on all genetically engineered foods has garnered enough signatures to move forward in the legislative process. The initiative sponsored by Chris McManus of Tacoma has found nation-wide support in the fight against undisclosed exposure to GMO’s, picking up where similar legislation in California left off this last November after being narrowly defeated in a grassroots campaign despite being out-spent by corporate opposition by over five to one. The bill now moves on to the state legislature where it may be, enacted, or modified before being put to ballot. Lawmakers do not typically enact initiatives directly, so it is likely that Washington residents will be casting a vote on the issue in this November’s election cycle.

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