May 15, 2013 in Latest News
Two bills currently before the New York State Legislature would require labeling of GMO foods (foods produced from genetically modified organisms). The right to know where the food we are buying comes from is an issue that should concern us all.
Senate bill #S3835. Assembly bill #A3525 are scheduled for a vote on June 20. Each provides for the labeling of food or food products that contain a genetically modified material or that are produced with a genetically modified material. Kenneth LaValle, our East End’s State Senator is the State Senate sponsor. Contact Senator LaValle, your Assembly Member and as many legislators as possible,even in other districts. A majority of 65 legislators is needed to pass the bill.
To find your representatives’ contacts information, to GMO Free NY. You can also subscribe to get updates and sign a petition. New York has allied with Right to Know GMO, a coalition of 37 states with the common goal of winning mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods in the U.S.