Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GMO labeling makes the ballot

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Voters will have a chance to decide whether genetically modified foods should be labeled.

Petitions for Initiative 48 have been deemed sufficient by the Colorado Secretary of State. If passed, the initiative would label most food items, though there are notable exceptions, including restaurant foods. For more information, check out our earlier article on the GMO labeling effort here

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“Labeling Genetically Modified Food” will appear on November ballot

DENVER, August 20, 2014 – Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced today that the proposed ballot measure concerning “Labelling Genetically Modified Food” was found to be sufficient as required by statute.

Proponents submitted petitions for Proposed Initiative 48 to the Secretary of State’s office on August 4. A five-percent random sample of the submitted signatures projected the number of valid signatures to be greater than 110 percent of the total number of signatures required for placement on the ballot.

Because the random sample verification established that the projected number of valid signatures totals 145.06 percent of the amount required for placement on the ballot, Proposed Initiative 2013-2014 #48 is sufficient and will be certified to the 2014 general election ballot.

Under Colorado law, and barring a successful protest, the initiative will be numbered “Proposition 105.”

Petition verification summary:
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