Letter: Genetically modified food ought to be required to carry label

March 13, 2013 

This is in response to the recent article about the proposal to label genetically modified food (Initiative 522, sponsored by Chris McManus) for the consumer.

Why is this important? Think back to the 1950s. Do you remember seeing as many overweight people as we have today? The answer is no.

According to Dr. William Davis, "Despite the dramatic changes in the genetic makeup of wheat and other crops, no animal or human safety testing was conducted on the new genetic strains that were created." He goes on to say that when you remove this wheat from your diet, "joints feel better, acid reflux goes away, rashes disappear, mental "fog" disappears, energy increases, sleep is deeper, food obsessions are gone, asthma improves or disappears, leg swelling shrinks ... you lose a few pounds and blood sugar trends down. If you want to learn the whole story, get a copy of the New York Times Bestseller: Wheat Belly by William Davis.

Many years ago, I attended a meeting in Vancouver, Wash. While there, one of the professors stated that her son was working on putting a gene from a fish into tomatoes. Make your own conclusion.

JOYCE JOHNSON, Grandview

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