GMO LABEL FIGHT PUT ON BALLOT IN OREGON

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Grocery Industry Association here is among the groups working to defeat an initiative that would require the labeling of any genetically engineered food ingredient in any food sold, distributed or produced in the state. The initiative will be on the ballot this fall.Natural foods retailers are working in support of the measure, as well as six local food co-ops here, said

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Grocery Industry Association here is among the groups working to defeat an initiative that would require the labeling of any genetically engineered food ingredient in any food sold, distributed or produced in the state. The initiative will be on the ballot this fall.

Natural foods retailers are working in support of the measure, as well as six local food co-ops here, said Donna Harris, the chief petitioner. Proponents of the measure, Oregon Concerned Citiz

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