Monday, June 3, 2013

GMO Labeling NY State

Okay people of NY State - you know I do not usually use my blog as a place for political statements but this is important.  Please call the assemblymen today and let them know you have a right to know if the food you are purchasing is genetically modified. 



Tell New York - I want GMO labeling now!

Over the weekend, an historic compromise was reached between the Governor’s office and House and Senate leadership in Connecticut to pass a strong GMO labeling bill, which could become the first in the nation mandatory state labeling bill for genetically engineered foods.
Right now in New York advocates for GMO labeling are making their case to the New York Assembly to make sure that New Yorkers will have a right to know what’s in their food as well. Two bills that would label genetically engineered foods in New York, S3835 and A3525, need your help to get pushed out of committees and onto the floor for votes in the state legislature.
Currently Members of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee and the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection in the Assembly hold the power to make or break these bills and they need to hear from you today!
This morning GMO labeling bill A3525 is currently being considered in the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection. If approved, the bill could still move to a floor vote this session and New Yorkers would be one step closer to winning GMO labeling.
Because of the vote in Connecticut this weekend, what happens in New York is more important than ever! Join Food Democracy Now! and our allies at GMO Free NY to make sure that New Yorkers lead the way in GMO labeling in the U.S. We are at a critical point and every voice counts!
Once you sign the letter, please take a moment to make a call to contact these committee members below and ask them to support and co-sponsor S3835 and A3525 today - there's an urgent vote in the committee this morning and we need your help!
Assemblymember Abbate:      518-455-3053
Assemblymember Buchwald:   518-455-5397
Assemblymember Camara:     518-455-5262
Assemblymember Gabryszak:  518-455-5921
Assemblymember Hennessey: 518-455-4901
Assemblymember McKevitt:    518-455-5341
Assemblymember Nojay:        518-455-5662
Assemblymember Quart:        518-455-4794
Assemblymember Simanowitz: 518-455-4404
Assemblymember Skoufis:       518-455-5441
It’s urgent that we let our elected officials know that we want a strong GMO labeling bill in New York.
Right now we need your help to make sure these bills pass over the objections of the biotech industry.                        
Already citizens in 64 other countries enjoy the basic right of knowing if their food has been genetically engineered in a laboratory. But for the past 20 years Americans have been denied this democratic right because of powerful special interests of Big Food, the biotech industry and agribusiness lobbyists.
You can help change that today! For years, activists across New York have been working hard to introduce reasonable legislation that would give this basic information to consumers about their food.
Click here if you think you have a Right to Know what's in your food! Join Food Democracy Now! in telling your elected officials that you care about GMO labeling and want to see them act immediately to pass a bill into law. Every voice counts!
If passed, New York would become the first state in the U.S. to require mandatory labeling of GMOs in our food. The issue of labeling has never been more important!
Passing GMO labeling in New York is urgent.
Right now 13 new GMO crops are awaiting approval at the USDA, including Monsanto’s 2,4-D Agent Orange corn and the “botox” GMO apple.
At the same time, the FDA is getting ready to approve genetically engineered salmon. If approved, Aquabounty’s GMO salmon would be the first genetically engineered animal allowed on the market and it would appear on your plates unlabeled! Without a bill on GMO labeling, you will continue to be left in the dark as you try to feed yourself and your family.
Besides eating organic food, the only way to guarantee that you’re not eating GMOs or feeding your family genetically engineered foods is to make sure they’re properly labeled. Join us today to gain that right for you, your family and everyone in New York.
Tell your friends and elected officials that you have a Right to Know - pass a GMO labeling bill and help New York lead the way! Every voice counts!
Currently 37 states are working to pass GMO labeling legislation in 2013. New York is one of those states and with your help, we can make history.
Remember, democracy is like a muscle... either use or lose it!
Thanks for participating in food democracy,
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team
At Food Democracy Now!, we're working with activists on the ground in New York to pass a solid bill on GMO labeling to protect your future. Please join the grassroots movement, GMO Free NY to win your right to know what is in your food:

1 comment:

Wendy Irene said...

I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see this wonderful post! Thank you for helping make this important change :)