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September 16, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Monsanto, Dupont fight Initiative 522 in Washington

It begs the question The Times reported that DuPont Pioneer has joined with Monsanto in donating millions of dollars to try to defeat Initiative 522, which would require foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled. [“Agribusinesses give nearly $8 million to campaign against GMO labeling,” seattletimes.com, Sept. 13.] If the genetically modified grains these companies…

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June 26, 2013 at 11:30 AM

The defeat of the farm bill, the decline of John Boehner

Food stamps are a necessity As syndicated columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. pointed out, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the product of former Sens. Bob Dole and George McGovern because “both were horrified that too many Americans were going without nourishment.” [“Boehner’s House implodes,” Opinion, June 24.] Every member of Congress should be required to…

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