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Monday, April 15, 2013
GMO LABELING FEDERALLY? BY STATE? CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS NOW!
Genesis Farm Update April 11, 2013
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:
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.