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Genesis Farm Update     April 11, 2013
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Please Support GMO Labeling
Recently there has been huge public outcry over the infamous rider to a massive congressional funding bill signed into law. The provision, dubbed the “Monsanto Protection Act,” protects Monsanto's genetically engineered crops from judicial review.

One way to counteract Monsanto's outrageous influence over food policy is by passing mandatory labeling laws for genetically modified food. Though Monsanto has already spent many millions to quash labeling law initiatives, there is increasing public support for it in the United States. Thirty states are now considering labeling laws; New Jersey is one of them. (A draft of the New Jersey bill is here.)

Take Action Today: In addition to state initiatives, new federal legislation is about to be introduced that would mandate the labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients. Please take a moment to contact your federal legislators about this critical issue. The Center for Food Safety has organized a convenient interface for sending a message to your elected officials.

Need more info?
Food and Water Watch has prepared fact sheets on the following:

Earth Day and Farm Celebration

Saturday, April 27, 10am - 4pm

The Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm will be hosting an Earth Day and Farm Celebration on Saturday, April 27th from 10 am to 4 pm. (Rain date is Sunday, April 28th.)

This free event celebrates local agriculture, healthy food, and the northwest New Jersey region. Fun activities for children and adults will take place throughout the day. Hayrides, field and greenhouse tours, plant walks, cooking demonstrations, hooping performance, animal & nature activities, food sampling, wine tasting, live music and more.

Farmers will also be on hand to discuss the sustainable farming techniques that have guided our award-winning CSA for the past twenty-five years. Please come and celebrate! More information on the CSG website.

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