Legislative News

Great news: On Jan 13, 2015, our legislative champions filed a GMO labeling bill in the Massachusetts legislature for the 2015-16 legislative session.

In the last legislative session, 2013-14, the Massachusetts GMO labeling bill made it further than it ever had before, and we went from 20 original co-sponsors to 146 legislators who expressed their support by the end of the session. Because of YOU (over 40,000 emails, signatures and comments to legislators), we made GMO labeling a high-profile issue in the State House. Please help us pick up where we left off and make 2015 the year that Massachusetts labels GMOs!

We have bipartisan support in both the house and senate and we’re getting everyone behind one bill. Representative Ellen Story (D-Amherst), Representative Todd Smola (R-Palmer), Senator Joan Lovely (D-Salem), and Senator Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) have stepped up as the chief sponsors of the new GMO labeling bill. The bill has a temporary docket number: H.D.369.

Massachusetts now has the opportunity to join with Connecticut, Maine in Vermont in a regional tipping point toward a national GMO labeling standard. This is an historic moment for food democracy. Thank you for being a part of it!

Please stay tuned for future action alerts (subscribe here: marighttoknow.org/contact) and follow us on facebook for the latest news and updates. If you want to get more involved in the campaign, we’d love to hear from you!

Martin Dagoberto, Campaign Coordinator,MA Right to Know GMOs

 

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Help Support Vermont Against Monsanto!


Monsanto and its allies have just announced they’re suing the tiny, rural U.S. state of Vermont to stop a new law that simply requires genetically engineered foods to be labeled. In fact, the mere threat of a multi-million dollar lawsuit nearly caused the state to back off the labeling law altogether.

But Vermont is refusing to back down — and they’re asking for our help. They’re getting ready to fight back against Monsanto, and have even created a legal defense fund so people around the world can make donations to help them beat back Monsanto’s lawsuit.

The SumOfUs community is already fighting Monsanto on every front, but we need to show Monsanto now that we won’t be intimidated. We won’t let Monsanto bully our elected officials into submission. Will you chip in $25 to stand with Vermont and fight back against Monsanto?

Yes, I’ll chip in $25 to help Vermont stand up to Monsanto.