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Sunday's Letters to the Editor

<b>GMO dangers</b>

EDITOR: Mounting scientific evidence indeed tells us that at least some genetically modified organisms are unsafe for consumption, do not increase yields and have led to a nationwide explosion in the use of pesticides and herbicides and associated superweeds and superbugs. Unfortunately, you wouldn't know any of that by reading yet another ill-researched, pro-GMO piece in The Press Democrat ("States considering labels for GMOs," Thursday).

It's disappointing that instead of supporting local organic farmers providing us with delicious, naturally-grown food, The Press Democrat chooses to regularly defend GMOs and the handful of global pesticide industry giants that benefit from the sale of their unlabeled products.

TOM FENDLEY

Santa Rosa

<b>Peacekeeper in action</b>

EDITOR: Have you seen the story of the Rosenberg, Texas police officer who, while driving through an apartment complex, saw a disconsolate boy with a football and no one to play with? The officer stopped and made the universal "throw the ball" sign, the youth brightened up, and they had several tosses until the officer had to continue his patrol. That attitude -#8212; being part of the peacekeeping forces rather than being out amongst the enemy -#8212; is what we need in our peace officers.

WEEDY TUHTANJOSEPH

Sebastopol

<b>Pets, not meals</b>


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