Poll: 77% of U.S. Northwest are in Favor of GMO Labeling

July 23, 2014

Openhearted Rebel

gmo labeling poll northwest 263x164 Poll: 77% of U.S. Northwest are in Favor of GMO LabelingWritten by Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society, July 22, 2014

Who wouldn’t want to know what’s in their food? In 2012, California voters decided they would rather remain blissfully unaware when it comes to genetically modified ingredients, voting down a measure that Big Ag and food producers spent billions campaigning against. In 2013, voters in Washington followed suit. But a recent poll suggests that 77 percent of residents in the Northwestern region of the U.S. would prefer that GMO-containing foods be labeled, so maybe something will change soon.

DHM conducted surveys in three states—Washington, Oregon, and Idaho—and found that residents would prefer to know what’s inside their groceries rather than sit in the dark.

The poll results come as Oregon voters will likely go to the polls on a labeling measure in November. There, 77 percent of respondents said they support labeling GMOs, while 12 percent oppose GMO labeling.

Interestingly, despite…

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