In response to Lorne Hepworth’s letter supporting GMO crops in the June 4 edition of the Comox Valley Record, I would like to say that millions of people around the world disagree with him.
The March Against Monsanto was held in 51 countries and 450 cities and involved millions of people.
He assures us that Health Canada is there to ensure our food in safe.
Where was Health Canada when the tobacco companies were encouraging us to take up smoking was safe, or when trans fats were introduced into our foods?
The issue for many of us is the right to know. In Canada we expect our government agencies to protect our best interests, but we live in a democracy where we should have the right to know what we are eating and we should have the right to choose what we are eating.
If GE foods are so safe and wonderful, then why would anyone object to having them labelled. Companies that produce these wonderful new foods should be lobbying for labelling, not against it.
They should be proud and they should want people know about their wonderful new inventions. So why are we not allowed to know?
GMOs are banned in 27 countries. What do they know that we are not allowed to know?
I am so thankful to all the marchers because they march for the benefit of all of us. In a country like Canada where we take pride in our freedom, we should have the right to know what is put in our food so we can have the freedom to choose.