Large segments of societies seek causes to bring relevance to their lives, many for good but an over abundance promoting a personal bias or manufactured causes by manipulators.
A reading of Initiative 522 smacks of overreach lacking research, historical knowledge and dramatic dwindling of wisdom in America.
Americans plus many others have eaten genetically altered foods since the late 1800s.
Check out Luther Burbank in Wikipedia for details
Here is a short extraction:
“Luther Burbank (1849—1926) was an American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science. He developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants over his 55-year career. Burbank’s varied creations included fruits, flowers, grains, grasses, and vegetables. He developed a spineless cactus (useful for cattle-feed) and the plumcot.
“Burbank’s most successful strains and varieties include the Shasta daisy, the Fire poppy, the July Elberta peach, the Santa Rosa plum, the Flaming Gold nectarine, the Wickson plum, the Freestone peach, and the white blackberry. A natural genetic variant of the Burbank potato with russet-colored skin later became known as the Russet Burbank potato. This large, brown-skinned, white-fleshed potato has become the world’s predominant potato in food processing.”
The whole world eating genetically modified food. Gasp!
Aimless well-meaning folks whose motivation is an urge to do something big, something clean, something wholesome and gratifying — go wash an elephant.
Follow that by voting against I-522
William L. Kelly