James Giese

If you are a food technologist and you live in Oregon, your job may have just gotten a bit more strenuous this month. Measure 27, on the ballot in Oregon this November, is a bill—the first of its kind to go before voters in the United States—that would require food companies to label products that contain genetically modified ingredients.

According to some industry groups, an estimated 70% of processed food contains a genetically modified organism (GMO) from corn, soybeans, or some other crop. Or…

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