A yes vote on I-522 this fall would ensure that genetically engineered foods are labeled in Washington state. We deserve the right to know what is in our food. We should have this information so we can make our own decisions about the food we eat and feed our families.
Right now the labels on our food contain a lot of information – sugar and sodium levels, whether flavors are natural or artificial, and if salmon is wild or farm-raised. We should also know whether the food we buy has been genetically engineered.
I am a 21-year-old college student and I am voting yes on 522. Labels do matter. They provide additional information so we can best choose what we want to eat.