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Questions & Answers regarding I 522 and Label Genetically Engineered Foods #1

Questions & Answers regarding I 522 and Label Genetically Engineered Foods #1

1. Why is it important to pass Initiative 522 (I-522)?

A “yes” vote on Initiative 522 (I-522) would give Washington shoppers more information about what’s in the food they eat and feed their families. Under this initiative, genetically engineered foods, including corn or soy, or foods with genetically engineered ingredients like chips, cold cereals, soft drinks, and candy would be required to be labeled noting that the food or processed food has been genetically engineered. Labeling genetically engineered foods would give shoppers more control over their shopping decisions.
2. Will this impact food prices?

Contrary to the opposition’s claims, label updates are a routine part of business for the food industry and should not result in additional costs to shoppers. For example, Food companies re-label soda cans and cereal boxes all the time and it doesn’t affect cost. We already include labels for sugar and fat content, ingredients and numerous other things, so there would be no cost in labeling genetically engineered foods. Labeling genetically engineered foods is about transparency and empowering shoppers.

Even food companies are saying there is no real additional cost:
According to Arran Stephens, president and founder of Nature’s Path: “We, as with most manufacturers, are continually updating our packaging. It is a regular cost of doing business – a small one at that – and is already built into our cost structure. Claims that labeling GMOs would significantly increase the price of food for consumers just aren’t true. Companies would certainly be updating their packaging for other reasons within the 18 months they will be given to comply with the new law, and could simply make the additional GMO labeling changes at the same time.”

On labeling genetically engineered foods, Ben & Jerry’s co-founder, Jerry Greenfield stated that, “This can be done. It won’t materially affect the company’s profit margins.”

Check back for more information regarding I 522, remember to vote Tues November 5th

For more information visit website: yeson522.com

Chiropractic vs AMA

Chiropractic vs AMA

There is a book out there called Medicine, Monopolies and Malice. This talks about Chester Wilk the main chiropractor in this case. Read this, the AMA doesn’t care about your health, they care about making money. Your medical doctor is not an expert on your spine. Asking an MD about a spinal problem is like asking an electrician about a plumbing problem.ChiroVsAMArtfd
Condition of the Month – Tension Headaches

Condition of the Month – Tension Headaches

 

When daily life takes its toll… tension headaches

It’s been one of those days… too much to do, too much stress… and BANG you’ve got a tension headache. It’s a pain you can feel at the base of your neck, like a vise. Usually caused by muscle tightness in these areas, tension headaches are very common and can develop into a chronic condition. While this muscle tightening is often a response to stress, depression or anxiety, there are other physical causes as well. Activities done in one position for a long time like computer work, or sleeping with the neck in an abnormal position can also trigger tension headaches. Other causes include spinal misalignment, eye strain, fatigue, excessive alcohol, smoking, or caffeine use, sinus infection, nasal congestion, overexertion, colds and the flu.

Symptoms

Tension headaches typically occur in adults and adolescents and have similar symptoms including:

  • Dull, pressure-like pain or general pain that is worse in the scalp, temples or back of neck
  • Pain on both sides of the head
  • Pain that feels like a tight band
  • Occurs constantly or daily (if chronic)
  • Pain gets triggered or worsens with stress, fatigue, noise or glare

Along with stress reduction and regular stretching, chiropractic care helps relieve the symptoms of tension headaches

Treatment

Along with stress reduction and regular stretching, chiropractic care helps relieve the symptoms of tension headaches cause by tense muscles and misalignments of the spine in the neck and upper back area.

Get back to living the pain free life you deserve… contact our office today for help with your tension headache! 

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