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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 21, 2014

Genetically modified food more than cross-breeding

By Anne Dietrich | Aug 28, 2014

To the editor:

Genetic engineering is not an extension of traditional cross-breeding or hybridization. It is a laboratory technology used to combine genes from unrelated plants, animals, bacteria and viruses, that violates the natural barriers that exist between species.

During the 2007 Presidential primary in Iowa, Barack Obama promised to label genetically engineered food because “Americans should know what they’re buying.” In December 2013, Sen. Dianne Feinstein became the first member of Congress to request an executive order to label GMO food. In January, a press conference was held by Congressman Peter DeFazio, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, and Congresswoman Ann Kuster, also requesting that the President require labeling of genetically engineered food.

If you would like to join the Truth in Labeling Coalition, a registered 501(c)4 not-for-profit organized in 2007, please visit: https://gmofoodlabel.securesites.com.

For more information, please contact Anne Dietrich at adietrich@truthinlabelingcoaltion.org or at 472-0411.

 

– Anne Dietrich, Fairfield

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