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SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 2011

Regulations are needed

Some readers may have missed a small blurb in the business section of your paper the other day that highlights the importance of why we need regulations and why we need regulatory bodies like the FDA. I know some political parties and candidates claim regulations hurt the so-called job creators, but I am of the mind that most regulations help the people – protect us from unsafe, unhealthy and dangerous products and practices.

The blurb? About how the corn syrup lobby is trying (and doing so without FDA approval) to fool the American public – who are now aware of the dangers of high fructose corn syrup – by changing the name of HFCS to corn sugar. Food label reform has been one of the best things for people trying to have some control over their health, but when companies and their lobbyists thwart the rules, it hurts everyone.

Randall Hansen

Kettle Falls, Wash.

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