An Oregon-only labeling law for genetically modified food is a waste of resources, especially so when there are numerous exceptions to the thing. Oh, "GMO" sounds really scary, but it's been going on for some 9000 years already:
"Natural" corn, back in 7000 B.C., was a teosinte grass found only in Central America. It consisted of five to ten hard kernels. You had to hammer the hell out of it to get to the kernels, which tasted like a very dry, raw potato. Over time, due to selective breeding, it's now a thousand times larger, is easy to get at, and is grown in 69 countries. It's also 3.5 times sweeter, though still high in starch.
It's also been genetically modified, since the 1980s, by insertion of Bt soil bacterial genes to enable the plant to resist pests without need for chemical pesticides. You've been eating it for years, and you ain't dead yet. And you also haven't been eating pesticides along with your corn.
In one of the ads pushing you to vote for labeling, a guy holds some yellow corn kernels in his hand, while in his other, he holds a baggie of purplish corn. The stuff in his hand, he claims, isn't GMO; the stuff in the bag, he claims, contains pesticides that go into your food. Must be dangerous; he keeps the stuff in a bag. And he's lying: Corn comes in five basic colors - white, yellow, red, purple, and blue-black.
This clown's just holding yellow kernels in his hand, with blue-black kernels in a baggie. The whole idea is to scare the crap out of you. And besides, if the blue-black kernels in the baggie contain pesticides, what's that got to do with "GMO"? Pesticides are one thing, "GMO" quite another. Conflating the two is purely a misdirection propaganda tactic.
Hey, how about that watermelon? When that was noticed in what's now Botswana and Namibia around 3000 B.C., you split it open with a hammer or an axe, and what you got was bitter-tasting, but high in fat (if you ate the seeds). Today's "artificial" melons neither look - nor taste - anything like the originals.
Maybe you prefer the seedless kind of watermelon. Guess what? Those aren't exactly natural either:
the chemical colchicine is used to double the number of chromosomes in a watermelon. The resulting watermelon is then bred back with a regular watermelon to produce a new plant with no seeds.
How about that? Those are clearly "GMO" melons! And the list goes on; there literally is nothing that you eat today that hasn't been genetically modified.
Ad after ad after ad, these folks talk about "big out-of-state, special-interest money" - but they're the ones spending all that money, also from out-of-state, on deceptive ads designed to scare the hell out of you.
You're smarter than that.