- Supporters of a proposal to require labeling of all foods containing GMOs have conceded defeat in last month's election.
- Oregon voters defeated the proposal last month by the razor-thin margin of 812 votes. A recount required by state law was completed yesterday and yielded a defeat by a margin of 837 votes.
- On Tuesday, a judge rejected a bid by opponents to halt the recount over alleged misconduct.
This is obviously good news for food manufacturers who favor GMO ingredients. And you have to wonder what the future of the GMO labeling movement might be given its defeat in one of the more left-leaning states in the nation. In the meantime, a new concern seems to have captured the attention of activists: what defines "outdoors" when discussing organic farming.