Washington State Nurses Association endorsed Yes on 522 because they felt providing more information for consumers and health care professionals to make decisions about what is best for their health is critical.
“As health care professionals, Washington’s nurses want everyone to have information to make important decisions about their health. It is ’informed consent’. That’s why we support labeling of genetically engineered foods. The more information our patients and we have to better trace potential allergens, toxins and the food supply chain the better. This information allows our patients to make the best decisions for their health.” –Judy Huntington, MN, RN, Executive Director of Washington State Nurses Association.
“We are excited to add the Washington State Nurses Association to our growing and broad coalition of support. This initiative is about providing consumers with important information so they can control the grocery shopping decisions that affect their family’s health. Just like we know sugar and sodium levels, whether flavors are natural or artificial, and if fish is wild or farm-raised, we should know whether our food has been genetically engineered. And without labeling, health care professionals cannot trace potential health issues or treat patients to the best of their abilities.” – Delana Jones, Campaign Manager, Yes on 522
About Yes on 522: Yes on 522 provides Washington consumers with more information about what’s in the food they buy so that they can make the best decisions for their families and their health. More than 350,000 signatures were collected to get I-522 on the November 2013 ballot—second highest number of signatures gathered for an Initiative to the Legislature in state history. www.yeson522.com
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