Initiative 522 perpetuates faulty myths about GMO food

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I eat organic or all-natural food as much as possible. I read labels. I buy local.

I also choose to believe mainstream, peer-reviewed science — which so far shows genetically engineered food is not harmful to our health.

Initiative 522 should spark a robust discussion on the broader topic of food safety in Washington. Would the labeling dilemma best be resolved at the state or federal level? … If we regulate genetically-engineered crops, should we also create new rules on the large-scale use of hormones and antibiotics in our meat? How do we resolve problems with herbicide-resistant seeds contaminating traditional crops — and creating new Roundup-resistant weeds?

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