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The New York Times edit board on GMO labeling: What's the point?

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The New York Times editorial board a year ago asked a good question, one now facing Colorado voters: “Why label foods that contain GMOs?”

And they offered a great answer.

“The Food and Drug Administration says it has no basis for concluding that foods developed by bioengineering techniques present different or greater safety concerns than foods developed by traditional plant breeding.

“For now, there seems little reason to make labeling compulsory.

“Consumers can already find products free of genetically engineered ingredients, with labels voluntarily placed by the manufacturers.” ow.ly/BMUQ5

Even more good reason to vote “no” on Proposition 105, Colorado voters.

Not only is requiring labeling of Colorado foods containing GMO ingredients unnecessary, but, among a number of other drawbacks, the measure on the state’s ballot this November includes arbitrary exemptions that would be unfair to certain farmers and food producers and create confusion rather than clarity for consumers.    

 

E85 Discount Days coming to a Western Convenience near you

E85 days

Head to Western Convenience located at 1351 E. Bridge St. in Brighton on Friday for E85 Discount Days.

This is the next in line in a series of events, during which Western Convenience staff members look to educate the public on the many benefits of E85, with 50-cent discounts on that fuel, taking place from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Western Convenience staff will also be on hand to provide educational materials and other giveaways regarding ethanol, E85 and agriculture.

There are about 25 events taking place during September and October. 

Others coming up in September include:

Sept. 22 - 2525 Broadway in Grand Junction.

Sept. 23 - 2998 North Ave. in Grand Junction.

Sept. 25 - 1502 Howard St. in Delta.

Sept. 26 - 938 S. Townsend Ave. in Montrose.

Sept. 29 - 3201 Lake Ave. in Pueblo.

Sept. 30 - 2714 Thatcher Ave. in Pueblo.

Sept. 30 - 123 West Cranston in Fowler.

Colorado Corn is providing some of the educational materials, and, along with Western Convenience staff, will be on hand at some of the events.  

GMO resources for you

We want you to have the information you need to be able to have fruitful discussions with your friends and neighbors about this important topic.

http://www.coloradocorn.com/news-events/news/gmo-info-and-resources

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