Monday, January 12, 2015

Monsanto playing dirty in elections

(NaturalNews) Proponents of a measure to require labeling of GMO foods in Oregon were forced to concede defeat -- at least for now -- after a hand recount of the ballots failed to change the outcome of a campaign marred by dirty tricks and outspending on the part of Monsanto and other agribusiness interests.

Voting took place on November 4, with those in support of Measure 92 losing by only 812 votes -- less than 0.05 percent of more than 1.5 million cast. Under Oregon law, a margin of less than 0.2 percent triggers an automatic hand recount, which began on December 9 but failed to alter the outcome.

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