Every week I get a slick flyer telling me to vote against Initiative 522. The flyer claims food prices will soar if we add a few words to food labels in grocery stores. We heard the same thing when we voted to ban plastic grocery bags. Why are giant multi-nationals like Monsanto, Dupont and Dow spending over $17 million in our state to keep us from knowing what they put in our food? I believe it's simple: if they genetically engineer our food, we have the right know. Recent polls say 66 percent of Washington voters want labels on genetically engineered food. However international food engineering and pesticide conglomerates are outspending 522 supporters 3 to 1. What are they trying to hide? Don't be fooled by their aggressive advertising campaign. You have the right to know how they're tampering with our food and what we're feeding our kids. No one knows the long-term effects of genetically engineered food, good or bad. The more we know, the better decisions we can make. The law applies to products that already require a label. I don't believe adding a few more words will increase your grocery bill. You'll receive your ballot in the mail soon. Please vote yes on Initiative 522 to label genetically engineered foods.