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November 24, 2014 at 1:08 PM

A reader’s letter about his work experience at Paseo

Matthew Crane lights a candle and leaves a flower Tuesday in front of the shuttered Paseo restaurant in Fremont (the Ballard shop closed, too), under a sign saying it closed due to “unfortunate circumstances.” (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

In 2007, a chubby 16-year-old version of myself walked timidly into Paseo Fremont with a résumé in hand [“Day after closing, Paseo files for bankruptcy,” Local news, Nov. 13]. With almost no former work experience, I didn’t have high hopes that I would have any sort of a shot at working at my favorite restaurant in the world.

To my astonishment Lucas, the older brother in the Lorenzo family offered me a job on the spot after we bonded over lacrosse. Throughout my time as a new employee, I was met with nothing but encouragement and support from Lucas, his brother Julian and their dad Lorenzo. “Anything you need, come to us,” I was told over and over.

At the end of my first summer working there, I was

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Comments | More in Labor | Topics: food, Lorenzo family, Paseo

September 30, 2013 at 7:17 AM

Labeling genetically modified foods in Washington

This corn prop is one of many used in the campaign to help pass Initiative 522. [Alan Berner, The Seattle Times.] 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. More

Comments | More in Food/nutrition, Politics | Topics: crops, food, genetically-engineered

September 26, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Corporations say no to Initiative 522 in Washington

Contributors pursue economic self-interest Initiative 522 supporters, who want genetically modified foods to be labeled, gathered for a rally outside a Grocery Manufacturers Association meeting at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. [Mark Harrison, The Seattle Times.] The article on the Initiative 522 campaign states that a total of eight donors have contributed $11.6 million to the NO…

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Comments | More in Economy, Food/nutrition, Politics | Topics: dupont pioneer, food, genetically modified foods

September 13, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Labeling genetically modified foods in Washington

Priorities Initiative 522 supporters, who want genetically modified foods to be labeled, gathered for a rally outside a Grocery Manufacturers Association meeting at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. [Mark Harrison, The Seattle Times.] I am definitely against the idea of putting something in my body from companies that won’t bother to tell me what was involved in…

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Comments | More in Economy, Environment, Food/nutrition, Politics | Topics: food, gmo, initiative 522

August 19, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Curbing childhood obesity with school nutrition

King County is taking action Lunch time at Greenwood Elementary in Seattle. Since school lunch nutrition rules changed in 2012, the federal government has required schools to offer more fruits and vegetables, less salty fare, more whole grains, and no transfats. [Mark Harrison, The Seattle Times.] With one in five students in King County overweight or obese,…

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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] 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…

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August 15, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Labeling genetically modified foods in Washington

We have a right to know Initiative 522 supporters, who want genetically modified foods to be labeled, gathered for a rally outside a Grocery Manufacturers Association meeting at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. [Mark Harrison, The Seattle Times.] The recent article regarding the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) failed to mention that genetically…

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August 15, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Labeling genetically modified foods in Washington

Trusting scientists AquaBounty salmon (rear) have an added growth hormone gene from the Chinook salmon to a normal Atlantic salmon (front) that results in a transgenic salmon that grown to market size in about half the time it takes for a normal salmon. [Photo courtesy AquaBounty/MCT]   I can’t help thinking, as I read about whether we should…

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