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Initiative 522 Failing in Early Returns in Washington State

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SEATTLE, WA - A Washington state ballot measure requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods isn't getting much support from voters in the early returns,
    
The campaign over Initiative 522 has been one of the costliest initiative fights in state history, drawing millions of dollars from out of state.
   
By late Tuesday night, the measure was failing 45 percent to 55 percent.
    
If voters approve I-522, Washington would be the first state to put in place labeling requirements genetically modified foods.
    
Supporters say consumers have the right to know what's in the food they buy, while opponents say the measure would lead to higher food costs.

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