GMO label Bill A.617 was successfully voted out of Assembly Consumer Affairs & Protection Committee in a 9 to 6 vote. At present, it now just needs to make it through a Codes Committee.
One of the members of the assembly, Linda Rosenthal of Manhattan, sponsored A00617, and State Senator Ken LaValle of Suffolk sponsored S00485 for mandatory GMO labeling in New York.
While most of the assembly members were in favor of labeling GMOs, there were only five NY GMO Labeling Coalition representatives to counter Big Food talking points. Thankfully, however, chair Dinowitz did a fantastic job at rebuttling biotech claims.
The issue is far from over, however. If you live in the state of New York, you need to take action and call or email your Assembly member and State Senate today.
Let them know you demand mandatory labeling of GMOs, urge them to sponsor their respective bills to pass GMO labeling this year, and continue voting with your dollar as an educated consumer. Also, 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. Your voice DOES matter.
To check to see if your Assembly member has co-sponsored Bill A00617, check this link.
What states will be the next to require mandatory labeling of GMOs? Check out our predictions here.
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