Initiative 522 has to do with genetically modified organisms and if passed it would force food manufacturers to label their products if they contain G-M-O's. Sixty countries around the world, including Australia, Japan and all of the countries in the European Union have restrictions on G-M-O's, or ban them completely. Here in the U.S. they are legal, but with this it would force a label in the state of Washington.
It's a multi-million dollar battle between the two very different sides. The ‘Vote Yes' campaign has raised 3.5 million dollars so far, while the ‘Vote No' campaign has raised 11 million dollars. Ads are already coming out and the supporters say people should have a right to know what's in their food and voting yes they say won't cost you a dime. The opponents say the regulations conflict with national standards and they go on to say that it would require certain foods to carry a label, but others with the same ingredients would not have to.