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November 9, 2013 at 8:04 AM

FDA doesn’t test GMOs

Debate over GMOs involves many untruths by large corporations Your editorial repeated a factually untrue statement from Scientific American that “the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has tested all the GMOs on the market” to determine safety [“Voters don’t buy GMO labels,” Opinion, Nov. 6]. It’s true, the FDA conducts no scientific tests on any GMOs….

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Comments | More in Food/nutrition | Topics: fda, GMOs

October 25, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Washington shouldn’t dictate what should be on food labels

GMOs a national issue Editor, The Times: I have voted no on Initiative 522, not because I am against labeling genetically modified food products (I think it is a good idea), but because this is a national issue that should be addressed at the federal level to ensure standard labeling criteria throughout the nation [“I-522: Ads stretch…

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September 26, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Corporations say no to Initiative 522 in Washington

Contributors pursue economic self-interest The article on the Initiative 522 campaign states that a total of eight donors have contributed $11.6 million to the NO on I- 522, with Monsanto throwing in $4.8 million and DuPont Pioneer $3.4 million. [“GMO labeling campaigns raising near-record money,” page one, Sept. 25.] These two companies are heavily invested in…

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

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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Comments | More in Environment, Politics, Seattle | Topics: foods, Genetically modified organisms, genetically-engineered

May 17, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Biologist creates $325,000 burger

Spend money on nutrition programs While the $325,000 cultured-beef burgers may eventually benefit the environment in terms of water, land and energy use, they will not help feed the 2.5 million children who will die this year because of hunger, nor it will they help revive the hunger-induced stunted development of 200 million kids [“$325,000 burger,…

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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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March 20, 2013 at 6:00 AM

GMO foods: a test of belief

Health risks have been supported with evidence Was Bruce Ramsey at the same legislative hearing on Initiative 522 that I was at [“I-522: a test of what you believe about genetically modified foods,” Opinion, March 13]? Ramsey says that “most of the dispute was not whether there are health risks — supporters mostly said they…

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March 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM

GMO debate is about belief

People have the right to know It’s hard to believe that Bruce Ramsey is so uninformed about genetically modified foods, he’s not convinced they should be labeled [“I-522: a test of what you believe about genetically modified foods,” Opinion, March 13]. Genetic engineering of seeds for uniform growth and ripening results in a lack of genetic…

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