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Gene-Altered Food Fight Rages On as Oregon Takes the Lead

The battle over genetically modified food labeling that’s drawn almost $85 million in campaign donations in little more than a year is moving to Oregon after industry opponents defeated drives in California and all but certainly in Washington state.

Oregon advocates are pushing ahead with a pair of labeling initiatives for the 2014 general election despite the two consecutive failures in which opponents funded by the food industry, including Monsanto Co. and DuPont Co., makers of bioengineered crop seeds, exponentially outspent supporters.