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Think You Understand GMO Labeling? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

Do you fully understand the complex layers of legal, scientific, and political information at play in the fight over Initiative 522?

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Washington state voters have less than a month left to decide whether they will pass or reject Initiative 522, a measure that would mandate labeling of genetically engineered food. If approved, the state would be the first where the voters themselves, not the legislature, enacted a labeling law (similar pieces of legislation have passed or are awaiting final approval in Connecticut, Vermont, and Maine).

In the meantime, roughly half of U.S. states have introduced labeling bills.

Many of us already lean one way or the other on this divisive issue. But do we fully understand the complex layers of legal, scientific, and political information at play in the fight over Initiative 522?

How well-versed are you in the nuts and bolts of the issue?



Erin SagenErin Sagen wrote this article for YES! Magazine, a national, nonprofit media organization that fuses powerful ideas with practical actions. Erin is a recent graduate of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Follow her on Twitter at @erin_sagen.

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