Measure 27 Clouds Otherwise Clear Choices

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Picture yourself in a grocery store. You’ve heard a little bit about genetically engineered or “GE” food, but you’re not quite sure what to make of it all. Safe or not, you want to be able to choose for your family and yourself. So, how can you know which products to buy?

This election cycle, Oregonians will vote on a ballot initiative that purports to supply that information. But before you check a box on your ballot, you may want to ask what kind of information you’ll be getting, and whether there’s a better way to make purchasing decisions. If you want a choice between GE and non-GE foods, Measure 27 will actually make choosing more difficult.