News from Truth in Labeling Coalition

From the inbox, a nice summary of recent GMO developments from Truth in Labeling:

  •  Join us as we march from New York City to the White House in Washington DC from October 1-October 16, 2011 for the historic Right2Know March.
  •  17 state legislatures (IL, AK, CA, NC, IA, MD, NY, OR, RI, WV, VT, TN, HI, CT, MA, MO, NJ) have introduced  bills to require mandatory labeling of GE foods.
  • The American Medical Association voted June 19 to consider a resolution to label genetically engineered food. The American College of Physicians and the Illinois Public Health Association have have already passed similar resolutions.
  • During full floor debate June 16, members of the House passed an amendment offered by Reps. Don Young (R-AK) and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) to prohibit the use of FDA funds to approve any application for approval of genetically engineered salmon.  Click here to see the C-Span video of the session.
  • The U.N. world food standard body, the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission, voted July 5 to allow governments to decide on whether and how to label foods derived from modern biotechnology, including foods containing genetically engineered organisms.
  • You are cordially invited to join the Truth in Labeling Coalition to help protect the fundamental right of every American to know what is in our food, secure the future of organic agriculture, and ensure the integrity of our country’s food supply. Labeling is simple, straightforward, and easy to understand for both legislators and the general public.  While contamination of organics remains an important issue in the struggle to contain the spread of genetically engineered crops, the sole aim of the TLC campaign in the coming months is to create a federal mandate for the labeling of food products raised deliberately from genetically engineered seed or stock.
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