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February 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Be skeptical of Initiative 522, requiring GMO labels

Research may not be by objective party

I want to know if my food contains GMOs [“Skepticism on GMO labels,” Opinion, Feb. 18] for two reasons:

Most important, everyone has a right to choose what they put in their mouth, and to do so for their own reasons. If somebody doesn’t want to eat GMO foods because they think aliens are using it to control their thoughts, well, that’s still their right.

Second, I don’t trust that we are getting solid science. In the recent past, the government has imposed a ban on conducting basic research into, among other things — the bird-flu virus and gun violence. It has been abundantly shown that political considerations trump the truth.

Why should I trust the research on GMOs when I know for a fact that collecting data on other controversial subjects has been suppressed?

–Aimee Day, Ferndale

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