Letter: Consumers have a right to know



Remember back in 2003, when a standardized “Nutrition Facts” on the backside of every label became a requirement? Remember how we as consumers demanded it? Remember how the companies, major beverage and food manufacturers all cried that the masses would cease to purchase their products, killing their business?

Well, we all know that didn’t happen.

To the contrary, those companies are thriving, putting new products on the shelves all the time, with advertising often targeting children.

Genetically engineered foods should be labeled because all citizens have a right to know where their food comes from and how it was produced. You can buy it or not, just like we do now after reviewing the list of ingredients and nutrition facts.

Washington state Initiative 522 would require foods for sale to be labeled if they are genetically engineered. We have a right to know.

Briana Connor