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I-522: How far can we trust scientific studies of GMOs?

Letter by Patricia A. Rudolph, Steilacoom on Oct. 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm with No Comments »
October 28, 2013 5:25 pm

When I was a child, we were told that DDT was not harmful to us. In the 1950s, our military members were told that radiation could not hurt them as they watched the atomic bomb testing with no protective clothing.

Our Vietnam veterans were called malingerers and worse when they told us of the effects of Agent Orange. Now, not only are our veterans dying of these terrible effects, but so are their children. Many of our friends have had to deal with this terrible scourge. We have personally witnessed the tragic results.

Mad cow disease was a terrible outbreak in England that started in my cousin’s auction yard. Farmers had been told that feeding their cow feed made with animal by-products would cause no harm.

Now we are being told that science is sure that GMOs will cause no harm to us or our families.
Of course, scientific studies are always right, right?


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