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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 17, 2014

No one has right to tamper with our food

By Anne Dietrich | Sep 27, 2013

To the Editor:

As you may know, Bob Krause announced as the “GMO Labeling Candidate” – and has finally “belled the cat.”

He is the voice of reason on genetically modified organisms and has taken a solid stand: unlabeled GMO input into the food chain breeds distrust for Iowa’s most important product.

What are we hiding? If we expect transparency in government, we need to expect transparency in what we eat. As food producers, we need to be sensitive to our customers and their desire for better information about what they eat.

In June, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin voted in favor of an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2014 Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bill to require labeling of genetically engineered fish, which passed in the Senate Appropriations Committee 15-14. Iowa State Sen. Joe Bolkom of Iowa City introduced similar legislation in the 2013 legislative session.

When a big farm state like Iowa comes out in support of labeling genetically engineered food, it sends a very clear message to Washington – no one has the right to tamper with our food without public knowledge, and decide for the American people what they eat and feed their families.

Please visit Krause for Iowa’s Future on Facebook to show your support.

 

– Anne Dietrich, president of the

Truth in Labeling Coalition, Fairfield

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