Regarding the I-522 endorsement on Oct. 22. It would be helpful if you had listed some of the hundreds of independent studies that have concluded that GMO are safe and equivalent to non-GMO. Who conducted these studies and who funded them, and how long were the studies conducted? The conclusion I found in the Washington State Academy of Sciences is: “While there are no significant, repeatable studies that demonstrate an adverse effect on health due to approved and marketed foods with GM ingredients, the challenge of proving safety” as opposed to evidence of the lack of adverse effects was acknowledged by the committee.
Continuous monitoring of food safety, consistent with national approaches, was recommended as a basic requirement for both foods with and without GM-based ingredients.” This does not sound like a resounding support for GMO food. People have a right to know what they are eating.