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October 5, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Initiative 522 confusing for some

Initiative focuses on how food is produced, not country of origin

Farmers can be easily be confused with the I-522 labeling initiative. [“GMO labeling campaigns raising near-record money,” page one, Sept. 25.] I thought it had to do with country of origin labeling. Country of origin labeling laws are a different set of labels that have nothing to do with I-522. The initiative before voters this fall has no bearing on where food comes from, only how it is produced.

People have been brain washed on GMO like it is a monster, which is the farthest from the truth. Now you can pay more for organic foods, but is it really organic? Even organic foods play the label game and as a farmer that is a joke.

Plant breeding, including GMO, is to provide better crops, larger crops and resistance to weeds and viruses, all of which help to feed America and the world.

Now people want to live longer and they have the answer of warning people from GMOs. Don’t be fooled. Vote no on I-522.

Darryl Ehlers, Lynden

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