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US Oregon GMO labelling initiative heads for recount

A proposal to require labelling of genetically modified foods in the US state of Oregon is heading for a recount. State officials gave the final tally on Monday, showing that the measure failed by only 812 votes or a margin of less than 0.06% -- far less than the 0.2% level that triggers a mandatory recount. Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown is expected to officially call for the recount as early as next week, a move that will require a hand count of all the votes by county officials. Unlike many other states, all votes in Oregon are submitted by mail and new rules afford stakeholders the ability to contest ballots where the signature on the envelope doesn't match the voter's registration card. Proponents of the GM labelling initiative aggressively reached out to voters with discrepancies since the November 4th election and helped shrink the margin of defeat.



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