Say I-522 won't make food more safe

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 21, 2013 

I believe the only thing certain to happen if I-522 passes is that you will pay more for your food. It won't mean safer food, since there is no danger now from genetic engineering. Opponents can't point to a single instance of unsafe or unhealthy food resulting from this process, that's why they resort to name calling. Genetically engineered foods are endorsed by many scientific groups, including the Environmental Protection Agency, World Health Organization, U.S.D.A. and the National Academy of Sciences. Millions of acres of genetically engineered crops are already grown in the United States, and roughly 70 percent of processed foods contain genetically engineered ingredients. Please join me in voting no on I-522.

Brian Cieslar

Lynden

Bellingham Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service