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Herbicide resistant weeds began showing up before there were any GM crops.
As a result, genetically engineered crops have caused hundreds of millions of pounds of additional herbicides to be applied to the nation's farmland. The massive increase in use of these herbicides has caused emergence of herbicide-resistant weeds
United States department of agriculture data shows Washington state ranks second in the nation for organic farm-gate sales at two hundred eighty-one million dollars per year
Farmers that grow GM crops choose to grow GM crops. They intentionally buy GM seeds. And they do so because they like the results they get from them.
Conventional farmers have a right to choose what crops they grow and many conventional farmers want to grow traditional crops developed without genetic engineering. Identifying seeds and seed stock produced with genetic engineering would protect farmers' rights to know what they are purchasing and protect their right to choose what they grow
So, it won't really tell you whether or not it contains GM material, just that it might. The manufacturers will be compelled to label their product per this thread:
In the case of any processed food, on the front of the package of such food produced by a manufacturer, with the words "partially produced with genetic engineering" or "may be partially produced with genetic engineering" stated clearly and conspicuously
In the case of any seed or seed stock, on the seed or seed stock container, sales receipt or any other reference to identification, ownership, or possession, with the words "genetically engineered" or "produced with genetic engineering" stated clearly and conspicuously
Sort of vague, don't you think?
The department, acting through the attorney general, may bring an action in a court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin any person violating this chapter.
Thanks for your support, lets stick it to Monsanto and other greedy bio-tech industries.
Well, we know where you stand, that's for sure.
I created this thread with the sole intention of letting those who know where they stand on the issue get involved in the campaign. I
“The people of Washington demand transparency in elections. I’m pleased that the GMA board recognized this responsibility to disclose the names of corporate contributors to oppose Initiative 522, and the amount of this contribution,” Ferguson said.