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Published: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Initiative 522


Plenty more to fear than GMOs

I wonder how many people who are paranoid about GMOs have no problem consuming alcohol, tobacco, red meat, high-fat/sugar/salt foods, driving while impaired or distracted, or engaging in a hundred other things that are more likely to harm them than GMOs? Genetically-modified foods have been around a long time, and genetic mutation occurs naturally in plant foods. The paranoia appears to have more to do with political correctness and fashion than substance.
Fred Hutchins
Lynnwood
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