Published DateTo the editor,
Do you believe you have the right to know what is in the food you eat? Are you aware of how pervasive genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are in the American food supply? Research is beginning to emerge that implicates GMOs in a number of health problems. "Genetic Roulette", a film about GMOs will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m., at the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia. The showing is sponsored by Sustainable Sustenance, and admission is free.
Given that the health risks of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have not been adequately studied, it seems wise to avoid ingesting GMOs. The problem is that it is difficult if not impossible to determine if a food item contains GMOs. A right-to-know bill has been introduced in the NH House (HB-660-FN, co-sponsored by Ian Raymond of Sanbornton, that will require labeling of all foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. GMO information on labels will help you to make more informed choices about foods that may have a lifelong negative effect on your health and that of your loved ones. Please join us on Wednesday to learn more about GMOs and why you should support HB-660-FN.