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More lies from the FDA



Regarding your editorial on July 26 titled "Anti-GMO crusaders miss the rest of the story."



The editorial writer did a very good job of making several points for the use of GMO food. I even thought the use of Paul Harvey's quote, "the rest of the story," was meaningful, having grown up listening to Paul during my quick summer lunches from windrowing, combining or plowing as a young man. It really made me study the article with interest.



However, your editorial writer really blew a great opportunity to make a point when he quoted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) saying, "foods and feeds from genetically engineered (GE) plants have been evaluated by the FDA are as safe as those from conventionally bred plants."



Hmm....



If you had left that part out of your article it would have been much more powerful in your fight to have food with GMOs force-fed to the public. Do you mean the same FDA that for years has said the drugs the medical profession has given the American public "Are good for you," "It will make you well," "It will make you healthy" only to see thousands of people suffer from side effects, die early deaths or suffer?



And the list goes on and on.



You almost convinced me that GMO may be the way to go but the FDA has lied to us for so long you should have known not to quote them as a reliable source. Well, not if you really wanted to make a point, but then maybe you didn't ... did you?



Mark Borntrager



Lebanon, Ore.







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