GMO prod­ucts need la­bel

RE: GMO la­bels? Why this farmer takes it per­son­ally (June 12)

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

I read the ar­ti­cle by farmer An­drew Camp­bell and would like to ad­dress my con­cerns about his col­umn. Mr. Camp­bell claims farm­ers who la­bel prod­uct as Non GMO are mak­ing some sort of su­pe­ri­or­ity claim.

It is my un­der­stand­ing that those farm­ers have to pro­vide suf­fi­cient proof that their prod­uct is clean, pay a great deal of money for the right to make the claim and charge much more than GMO laced prod­ucts in or­der to make a small profit. They are forced to work harder to keep their crops from in­fes­ta­tion and drought and cur­rently have a much smaller mar­ket than Mr. Camp­bell’s prod­uct.

I am proud of the fact Mr. Camp­bell ded­i­cates his life to pro­duc­ing food to feed us, but me choos­ing to pur­chase prod­ucts not pro­duced or ma­nip­u­lated by chem­i­cals should be my choice and is not a state­ment of su­pe­ri­or­ity.

If Mr. Camp­bell feels so con­fi­dent in his trust of chem­i­cal com­pa­nies, then I chal­lenge him to la­bel his food GMO Mod­i­fied and let the con­sumer de­cide which they choose to eat. Don Hol­land, Hamil­ton

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