We’ve been meaning to get back to posting in our blog now that we’ve been open for over two years. Most of our posting up to this point has either been during our build out. Anything new has been on our Facebook page. It makes sense to begin keeping a record again and it just so happens that the thing we are talking about amongst ourselves the most these days is Initiative 522.
A “yes” vote on 522 would give Washington shoppers more information about what’s in their food and control over their shopping decisions. Under this initiative, genetically engineered foods to be labeled could include chips, cold cereals, soft drinks, candy, corn and soy. Our food is already labeled with abundant nutritional information including sugar, sodium, whether flavors are natural or artificial and if salmon is wild or farm-raised. Additionally, American companies are already required to label genetically engineered food in 64 other countries. They should provide the same information to American shoppers.
This November, it’s up to us to decide. Let’s vote for the right to know what’s in our food. Yes on 522.