In 2013 you may recall Initiative 522 was defeated with 51% of the vote. It was the controversial measure that would have required food labeling to include if it was a genetically modified product, or GMO. Among those who opposed it are current U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse, who also was a former State Secretary of Agriculture. Supporters said it was a necessary health lifestyle move. Opponents cited the costly labeling changes, and said most of the foods we've been eating for decades are genetically modified, especially those sold in grocery stores.