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Supporters of labeling for genetically modified food are trying to get a statewide initiative on the Oregon ballot for 2014. Opponents have challenged the ballot title before the Oregon Supreme Court.

Opponents of a ballot initiative to label genetically engineered food in Oregon have gone to court with their objections to the proposed ballot summary.

Scott Dahlman, executive director of the Oregonians for Food and Shelter industry group, has challenged the proposed ballot summary in the Oregon Supreme Court. The group’s former director, Terry Witt, has joined in the challenge.

Supporters of the labeling initiative say they want to get the initiative onto the statewide ballot in time for the 2014 general election, which means they would need to collect nearly 90,000 valid signatures by the end of next June.

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