|Sent on:||Thursday, March 14, 2013 9:37 PM|
Meetup Message from: James Goodman, Member of Seattle Permaculture Guild Meetup
I-522 label GE Food Forum
From Food and Water Watch...
From now until November, you are going to be hearing a lot about genetically engineered food and the ballot initiative I-522. Some of the things you hear will be misinformation paid for by Monsanto and other agribusiness corporations working to keep you in the dark. To get the facts about GE food and stand up for your right to know, join Food & Water Watch at the
RIGHT TO KNOW GE FOOD FORUM
Thursday March 21st, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th St, Seattle, WA 98103
The bottom line is that all consumers have the right to know what’s in the food they eat. That is why Food & Water Watch is working to pass the ballot initiative I-522 to mandate the labeling of all genetically engineered food in the state of Washington. Whether you’ve been studying up for years or you’re just wondering what all the buzz is about, join us at the Right to Know GE Food Forum on March 21st from 7 to 8:30 PM.
GE foods have been on our local grocery store shelves for over ten years without our consent or knowledge. With GE Salmon slated to hit the shelves soon, the debate over labeling has never been more urgent. The good news is that Washington voters get the chance to settle the debate this fall by voting yes on I-522.
We don’t get to vote until the fall but the discussion has already begun. Join us on March 21st to be a part of it. The forum will kick off with tables set up by local groups where guests can look at informational demos and eat local food. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Trudy Bialic of the Yes on I-522 campaign, Micaela Preskill, State Advocate for WashPIRG and Chris Bell, Sustainability Officer at Pike Place Fish.
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