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Vote in Washington state could spark major food industry change
WASHINGTON (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A vote in Washington could spark a wave of change in the food industry nationwide.
Voters will decide Tuesday whether to require labeling on foods containing genetically modified organisms--or GMO's.
Those who support the labeling say they want to know what's in their food.
Opponents, including biochemical giant Monsanto, claim labels would scare consumers and drive up food prices.
About 90 percent of corn and soybean crops in this country are genetically engineered.
If voters say 'yes,' labels will appear on everything from breakfast cereal to soda.