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Biotech food labeling measure to appear on Oregon ballot

(July 25, 2002 -- CropChoice news) -- A measure requiring the labeling of food and food additives containing genetically modified ingredients will appear on the November ballot in Oregon.

Katelyn Lord, a key person in the effort, told the Associated Press: "Science gave us asbestos as a wonderful insulating material, but then we found out it gives you lung cancer. I don't know why we as consumers have to be involved in an experiment."

Meanwhile, the agriculture and food industry has hired a Portland consulting firm in the first step of what is expected to be an all out effort to defeat the measure.

Source: Associated Press