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LETTER: Check all the GMO studies

N. George’s letter (which appeared in the Nelson Star last month) about the apparent overwhelming scientific consensus on the safety and benefits of the present day genetically engineered (GE)  products, failed to mention any reference whatsoever to the supposed scientific consensus... other than naming various organizations that have been heavily lobbied and influenced by the likes of Monsanto.

Most countries in Europe and the UK, along with the Hawaiian Islands have outlawed GMOs or set very strict guidelines.

Recent studies, such as the French study claims rats fed the controversial crops suffered tumours.

Yes, if one really wants to know the truth about GMOs, then don’t go to Monsanto’s website but research the numerous studies that indicate very serious concerns about digesting GMO food products.

Why did California recently hold a referendum about labelling GMOs?

The big companies spent millions of dollars advocating against labelling.

If there is nothing to fear, then why are they afraid of having products containing GMOs, labelled?

No, N. George you are definitely on the wrong side with this issue !

John Vanden Heuvel

Blewett

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