On Tuesday, voters rejected initiative 522. The vote was 54.8% opposed to labeling and 45.2% in favor of it. Had it passed, Washington state would have been the first in the nation to require such labeling.
Those against the initiative believed that the cost of food would have gone up and consumers would have been mislead by the labels. Those for the initiative emphasized the customer rights to know what it in the food they are buying.
No other state requires GMO food to be labeled, but many other countries do.
Who knows what the future holds for GMO food labeling.
USA Today’s article “Washington state voters reject labeling of GMO foods“: