By Analiese Paik
Tara Cook-Littman and I have been doing GMO workshops for the last two months and they have helped raise consumer awareness about GMOs in our food supply. Most consumers are unaware of the fact that over 70% of processed foods sold in grocery stores contain at least one GM ingredient because they are not labeled. Connecticut, California, Vermont and now Minnesota are working to pass state laws that would mandate the labeling of GM foods because the FDA so far has refused to change their policies. Vermont and Connecticut’s labeling bills have been voted out of Committee, and may or may not be passed by the end of the current legislative session (May 9 in CT). California’s ballot initiative to label GMOs gathered more than 850,000 signatures and they believe they will be on the ballot this November.
To learn more about GMOs, CT’s HB 5117, and how to support GMO labeling efforts, please attend Tara Cook-Littman’s GMO workshop this Saturday, April 28, at Fairfield’s Annual Earth Day Celebration at Fairfield Warde High School at 2:30 pm. I’m sorry not to be there, but my oldest child is celebrating his 13th birthday that afternoon!
Please visit our GMO labeling bill resource and advocacy center to learn more. Kindly share this with your friends to help CT consumers become informed about what’s in our food and advocate for our right to labeling transparency.