Well Seattleites, our state seems to be at the focal point of the debate over genetically engineered food. If voters approve initiative 522, Washington will be the first state in the country to start labeling foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. While most scientists agree that GE food products are safe to eat, and the environmental effects of it seem to be a mixed bag, proponents of the initiative base their argument mainly on our right to know what we’re eating, a stance that I would agree with. If this phenomenon is going to continue, we should at least be able to know which foods are being affected by it when we visit the grocery store. It seems like a basic human right, no matter what your stance on GE foods may be.
What do you think about genetically engineered food labeling?