Readers Weigh In on GMO: ‘Eating Mad Scientist Projects,’ and the Right to Know

On June 4 Epoch Times covered the progress of a state GMO food labeling bill. Among the many responses to “Finish Line Visible for New York GMO Labeling Bill” are the following letters.

Right to Know

If food is genetically modified, we have a right to know about it. It is only fair that we know what is in our food. If there is nothing to hide, there should not be resistance by companies to truthfully label food.

Vermont has already passed bills requiring labeling of food. Please ensure that New York follows suit.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Mr. Paulo Pereira
Yonkers, NY

Toxic Enough

New Yorkers have a right to know what is in our food, and a bill in the Legislature will make sure we know by labeling food that is genetically engineered.

Speaker Silver needs to bring the GMO labeling bill (A 3525) to the floor for a vote before session ends June 19th.

Our food and our environment is toxic enough without eating mad scientist projects developed by Big Ag and Big Pharma companies profiting from our exposure to their experiments, especially without our knowledge or permission!

Ms. Valerie Gilbert
New York, NY

Informed Choice

Speaker Silver needs to bring the GMO labeling bill (A 3525) to the floor for a vote before session ends June 19th.

A label doesn’t imply good or bad—rather, it merely states what is in the product so we can know what we’re buying. Labeling is not a new concept. Federal laws require labeling of foods if they are pasteurized, homogenized, frozen, from concentrate, or irradiated. Adding GMOs to this list is simply giving consumers the right to make an informed choice.

Vermont has passed labeling and other states are considering similar bills. NY lawmakers should stand up for residents who deserve the right to know.

Ms. Tess Fraad-Wolff
New York, NY

Everyone Eats

Everyone eats. We should be able to know what we are eating. A bill in the Legislature will make sure we know by labeling food that is genetically engineered. Speaker Silver needs to bring the GMO labeling bill (A 3525) to the floor for a vote before session ends June 19th.

Ms. Rosemary Erickson
New York, NY

*Image of “GMO label” via Shutterstock

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

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