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Ban it, period

While I think the campaign to label genetically engineered food is commendable, I believe that we are being played. Companies like Monsanto want us to spend our time and our resources on the labeling. As long as we are doing that, then we are accepting coexistence between genetically engineered and nongenetically engineered.

What we really should be demanding is a total ban. Other countries have banned genetically engineered foods and they are doing just fine. Eventually all organic and other fruits and vegetables will be cross-contaminated with genetically engineered food anyway, so we are fighting a losing battle. Nothing but a total ban should be accepted.

Contact your leaders, and demand action. Don’t settle for second place, because we still lose. Please educate yourselves on this. Our future depends on it.

Doug Zwischenberger

Spokane


 

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