Letter: Foods should be clearly labeled

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Last fall, Pepsi and Coke donated millions to defeat Proposition 37 in California. That ballot measure would have required labeling of genetically engineered foods. The opposition said the labeling requirement would "increase food costs by billions." How could anyone believe that? Pepsi and Coke sell in 49 countries that require labeling of genetically engineered content, and prices haven't risen there!

Most of the other money used to defeat Prop 37 came from the following chemical companies: Monsanto, DuPont, Dow, BASF and Bayer. Imagine that. Chemical Companies fiercely opposed to food labeling. They ran four commercials per hour on some stations. Check it out for yourself. Google: "Ballotpedia Prop 37."

Initiative 522 is being proposed for the ballot in Washington. I-522 calls for the labeling of genetically engineered foods.

Prop 37 in California was a bit difficult for voters to understand because it used cross-references to other laws. Our initiative doesn't need to use cross-references, and is easier to understand.

Just label it! For more information, go to Label GMO Foods or search for "Label it Wa Clark" on Facebook.

Leonard Dixon

VANCOUVER