Jan Woods 
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Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

Robert Wagner, just because something has not been routinely done UP UNTIL NOW is no reason not to catch the error, when it is one. GMO is a breeding method and it is also a product. The breeding method, accomplished in a lab, creates new lifeforms by crossing species barriers that could never occur outside a laboratory. GMO is a product as well as a process. Therefore it needs to be labeled--perhaps doubly so! Breeding methods have in recent decades begun to use processes that can endanger human health. Food is denatured, irradiated and induced to make it's own synthetic pesticides and changed at the level of DNA in ways that would never occur outside a lab. Food (mad) scientists, driven by for-profit concerns, paid by chemical companies to contaminate seed and food crops, have crossed a line. I want those processes and their resulting products labeled. YES on Prop 105.

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Posted by Jan Woods on 10/16/2014 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Proposition 105: GMOs

Labeling, information about a product, is a way that companies can alert the consumer: "Here is it! Here is my great product! And here is why you should buy it right now!" The fact that GMOs are NOT labeled leads to the obvious conclusion that while they are beneficial to the company that uses them in some way (cheap, government subsidized, made for pennies in a lab), they have nothing of value to offer the consumer--and may be of lesser quality or even harmful. Just like the artificial colors and man-made chemicals that have replaced real food in much of processed foods, GMOs are less nutritious than non-GMO foods, less healthful and even carry health risks according to several independent scientific studies (while industry studies of course conclude they are "safe") GMOs are not labeled because labeling allows for tracing its effects in consumers, and could therefore reveal that populations who eat GMO vs. those who do not, have more health complaints. Not labeling shows a lack of confidence on the part of companies who use GMOs, to say the least. Fighting labeling to the tune of almost 30 million in just a few years? That shows a desire to hide information. Labeling could have been paid for a hundred times over for that amount--a thousand. What are they trying to hide? Vote yes on Prop. 105 and let the free market decide on this product.

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Posted by Jan Woods on 10/15/2014 at 1:31 PM

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