Breaking News

March 5, 2015

New York Moves Forward with GMO Labeling Bills

Bill A.617 just successfully voted out of Assembly Consumer Affairs & Protection Committee in a 9 to 6 vote, and now it needs to make it through a Codes Committee. Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal of Manhattan sponsored A00617, and State Senator Ken LaValle of Suffolk sponsored S00485 for mandatory GMO labeling in New York. Make sure you thank them.

The room was filled with Big Ag and Biotech special interests and the NY Farm Bureau, all lobbyists who would like to keep GMOs from being labeled.

If your representative is already a co-sponsor, let them know that you support this important stand they are taking against companies like Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, and Syngenta.

To check to see if your Assembly member has co-sponsored Bill A00617, check this link.

Stacie Orell runs the grassroots organization GMO Free NY.

Linda Rosenthal

Ken Lavalle
Arty turns 11 this summer.