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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 26, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Labeling genetically engineered foods in Washington

The right to know The Seattle Times has recently published some articles about Initiative 522, the initiative on labeling food products that contain GMOs (genetically engineered organisms) on the upcoming ballot in Washington state. [“GMO labeling campaigns raising near-record money,” page one, Sept. 25.] After reading all these articles, I have even more concerns about what…

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August 23, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Labeling genetically engineered foods in Washington

Consumer’s right to know As the “yes” and “no” voters for Initiative 522 present their reasons for labeling genetically modified foods, it reminds me of the debate for labeling organic foods more than 20 years ago. [“Chefs stir the pot on social issues,” NW Arts & Life, Aug. 18.] Back then, the industry complained of bureaucracy,…

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August 13, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Labeling genetically modified foods

Glyphosate is harmful The Seattle Times article on genetically engineered crops was informative, but it leaves out one of the crucial points of labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs). [“On voters’ plates: genetically engineered crops,” page one, Aug. 11.] One benefit to farmers in raising GMO crops is that it allows farmers to saturate their crops…

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May 16, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Biotech potatoes in Idaho

Questions about genetically engineered spuds The J.R. Simplot Co. should be applauded for trying to keep their biotech potato a potato rather than creating a frankenfood [“Company a believer in biotech spuds,” Business, May 15].John Miller’s article does not really reveal how the potato was created and only states that the process is quicker than traditional…

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May 9, 2013 at 8:06 AM

State retailers opting to label GMOs

Allow GMO labeling Thank you The Seattle Times for printing this article that presents credible evidence that people in Washington state prefer to know what we are eating [“Customers pushing for GMO labeling in state,” NWSunday, May 5].The Bellingham grocer gave his shoppers the option to label, not label or eliminate genetically modified products. This…

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