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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

August 19, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Labeling genetically modified foods in Washington

GMOs are poison

Transgenic soy plants are seen in an Argentina farm field.  [Juan Mabromata/AFP/GettyImages]

Transgenic soy plants are seen in an Argentina farm field. [Juan Mabromata/AFP/GettyImages]

Reporter Melissa Allison missed the most important point regarding foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs): the health risks. [“On voters’ plates: genetically engineered crops,” page one, Aug. 11.]

Independent, long-term feeding trials on laboratory animals fed genetically engineered foods show serious health effects: tumors, low birth weight and shortened life spans.

GMOs are nothing more than slow-acting poisons masquerading as food.

Big, corporate agribusinesses would have these poisons crammed down our throats without our knowledge.

Vote “Yes” on Initiative 522 to label GMOs in food.

Patricia Michl, Lake Tapps

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