Jane Brody’s column, “Fear, not fact, behind GMO labeling,” took the dismissive tone only scientists can muster (Trust us, we’re scientists!) in telling us not to worry our pretty little heads about whether our food is genetically modified, as if we rubes have the right to know. However, I still want to know what people are doing with my food.

I seem to remember colleagues of hers with the same tone telling us never to eat saturated fat, to limit yourself to one egg a year and to stick to shortening and margarine for your health.

You would figure that after such an epic mistake, nutrition scientists would be a little more humble in their pronouncements. But you’d figure wrong.

Fred Wszolek

I’On Avenue

Sullivan’s Island