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September 30, 2013 at 7:17 AM

Labeling genetically modified foods in Washington

A commercial experiment Much has been written, largely by opponents of I-522, arguing that there is, as of now, no measurable difference in the nutritional value of genetically modified foods compared to organic foods. [“GMO labeling campaigns raising near-record money,” page one, Sept. 5.] This is a red herring. The real issue is whether or…


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September 19, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Labeling genetically engineered foods in Washington

Science doesn’t support I-522 Initiative 522 on Washington’s November general election ballot — to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods — should be soundly defeated. While popular among the uninformed, it is misguided and opposed by our state’s agricultural leaders. I-522 fosters needless fears and will cost consumers and taxpayers millions. As a physician, I am concerned…


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