The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) is calling the outcomes of GMO labeling initiatives in Colorado and Oregon a victory and urges Congress to enact a national labeling solution.
“The voters in Colorado and Oregon were right to reject the scare tactics of extremist groups intent on ignoring the science about GMOs,” said Claire Parker, the coalition spokeswoman. “Passage of these initiatives would have resulted in increased grocery bills for consumers along with incomplete, inaccurate and misleading information.
The Colorado initiative was defeated by a 66-34 margin, while the vote in Oregon was only two points difference. However, voters in Maui Hawaii passed by a slim margin a temporary ban on growing genetically engineered crops.