As we approach the Nov. 5 election the question arises will the GMO Labeling Initiative, bill I-522 be passed?
Supporters of the proposed law argue that consumers have a right to know what they are buying and eating allowing consumers to make informed discussions. Those against the proposed law argue it would increase cost to producers. They also say the law would confuse the consumer because they may see a product labeled in the store as GMO, but in a restaurant they could be served the same product without the label. There is scientific research to support both side of the I-522 bill. Farmers are split on both sides of the bill as well.
How does this bill affect the everyday consumer as well as the food producers?
For more information on the debate over labeling genetically modified food…
Methow Valley News: Genetically engineered foods target of labeling initiative
The News-Herald: Debate over genetically modified food heats up