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By Florence Vincent

I-522 won't cost that much

Letter from the Community


To the Editor:

Ms. Shelton has valid concerns about if the price of foods will go up if I-522 passes. Let me put her mind at rest. While the No campaign has said it will take 200 new bureaucrats to oversee the program, Washington State has looked into its costs to implement and says it will take 4.8 people to oversee it at a cost to us, of $0.09 per person a year. I-522 doesn't go into effect until mid-2015, so there is plenty of time for manufacturers to use up current stock before changing their packaging. I am hopeful that if some manufactures decide to go GMO free, it will give consumers more choice and even bring down the price of organic.


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