Letter: Don't Listen to Monsanto Puppets

To the Editor:

My first reaction after reading Cass Sunstein’s May 14 op-ed, “Don’t Mandate Labels for Foods With Gene-Altered Ingredients,” was to ask myself why a regional newspaper would allow such rubbish to be printed when huge percentages of its readership (92 percent in New Hampshire and 95 percent in Vermont) are demanding that genetically engineered food products be labeled. I sincerely question the intelligence of the editor who decided to print this column. Or is the editor another Monsanto pawn? This editor obviously lacks any knowledge about genetically modified organisms and their poisonous effects.

Sunstein is crafty. He would like you to think that organizations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Medical Association, the World Health Organization, the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society in Great Britain are credible sources. They are not. They, are in fact, Monsanto puppets. As Monsanto clones control U.S. regulatory agencies, they control those organizations listed above. They cannot be trusted to provide unbiased reports.

The weaknesses in Sunstein’s column are numerous. Glaringly, he neglects to include the results of recent studies from MIT, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, French researcher Dr. Gilles-Eric Seralini and the University of Caen — all of which have concluded that consumption of genetically altered food is highly dangerous. In 2009, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine called for an “immediate moratorium” on genetically modified foods.

While on President Obama’s staff, Sunstein teamed up with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Bill Gates and other high-profile individuals to mislead the public regarding the dangers of genetically altered food. Do U.S. citizens have a right to know if genetically modified organisms are in the food they eat? You’re darned right they do.

My wife became seriously ill after eating a slice of apple pie that contained three genetically engineered foods — beet sugar, cottonseed oil and modified corn starch. This was confirmed by her doctor.

So where can one find the truth? Check these links: Institute for Responsible Technology (http://responsibletechnology.org); The Food Revolution Network (www.foodrevolution.org); Alliance For Bio-Integrity (www.biointegrity.org) and Natural News (www.naturalnews.com).

James Minnich



Column: Don’t Mandate Labels for Foods With Gene-Altered Ingredients

Monday, May 13, 2013

Should the government require companies to label food that contains genetically modified organisms? Last November, California voters rejected a ballot initiative that would require such labeling, but bills that would do so were recently introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate. Invoking “the right to know,” a lot of people support those bills. In the abstract, the argument for …