Monday, April 30, 2012

Lots of opportunities to support organic!

Call for strong organic standards and GMO labeling this week!
 
Take Action: Write in Now to Make Your Voice Heard at Upcoming Meeting
Submit comments by May 3, 2012
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet in May to decide on a range of issues regarding the future of organic food and farming in the United States. The 15 member board will vote to allow or prohibit substances and practices in certified organic food and farming after considering input from any interested members of the public, such as farmers, consumers, food processors, or professionals.
Public participation is vital to the development of organic standards, as farmers and consumers relay their ideas to the board for consideration. By writing in, you will be sure that your concerns are considered by the board at the meeting in Albuquerque. Take action now.
Learn more on the Beyond Pesticides page or submit a comment to the board on this government sight!

Also, our friends at Right2Know CT are making a final push for the GMO-Labeling bill in Connecticut.  First, sign a petition to Speaker of the House, Chris Donovan and to Governor Malloy. Second, think about attending, and help us spread the word about a Right to Know CT rally at the Capitol on Friday, May 4, from 11:30-1:00 pm, after which we will hand deliver the Right to Know petition to the legislature.
Please RSVP to Analiese@snet.net with the size of your group as we must contact Capitol Police to tell them the size of our group. We were advised to hold the rally on the north side of the state Capitol building that overlooks the park, so let’s meet there. Come anytime from 11:30-1:00. Please prepare a sign or banner to help promote our mission: to get HB 5117 passed to mandate GMO labeling in our state. Please note: this is a pro-GMO labeling event, not a Non-GMO event, so please keeping signage on message. Analiese Paik, Tara Cook-Littman, Bill Duesing, and Bob Burns will each make brief statements at the rally so passers-by and the media will hear the many reasons why GMO labeling is important for CT consumers. We recommend packing lunch and drinks.

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