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October 22, 2013 at 11:31 AM

I-522 and fraudulent, false advertising

Hidden ingredients are deceptively misnamed

Support I-522, because shoppers should get to make their own choices at the grocery store. Please keep the distinction clear for sustainable health. Our food is being contaminated with toxic additives and nonnutritional elements that have no value [“GMO labeling will cost — but how much can’t be determined,” page one, Oct. 10].

It is ultimately a matter of life or death when our food does not sustain life. The GMOs have removed the vital life force from the cloned food. Meats are raised and slaughtered in plants where the animals never see daylight or graze. Because farm raised fish are not fed with healthy rations, they lack nutritional value. Organic food provides healthy energy for nutritional needs.

Food on grocery-store shelves are manufactured with hidden ingredients that hide behind the label of natural flavors, but are artificial, toxic, and are deceptively misnamed.

Fraudulent labels glorify and misrepresent the reality of missing healthy elements for which the food is being purchased and conceals harmful components. I found that a label on a bottle of honey became high fructose corn syrup in the ingredients. This is a fraudulent and false advertising.

Why are past elected officials endorsing inaccurate advertisements paid by Monsanto?

Marilyn Redmond, Edgewood

Comments | More in Food/nutrition | Topics: I-522, initiative 522

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