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The Resilience Hub & Portland Maine Permaculture Message Board › Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Rep.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would require labeling for all genetically engineered foods.

A former member
Post #: 109
Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act
Xiknawi M
user 8311780
South Portland, ME
Post #: 87
Thanks Rael
There was an article and a poll in the Portland Press Herald Wednesday. Please take the poll, link below.
Here is more info from from Samuel May:
There is an article in today's Portland Press Herald today about the rally, press conference and hearing before the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry committee.

There were more than 200 supporters there, 70 people got up to speak before the committee in support of LD 718, 9 opposed and all but one of the opposition were men (well, one woman) in suits on expense accounts.

Things could not have gone better.

Would you take moment to click on the Portland Press Herald website and participate in TODAY'S POLL: Are you concerned about food that contains ingredients with genetically modified organisms?

Here's the link - http://www.pressheral...­

Coincidentally, I just had a meeting with the editorial board at the PPH on this issue. They told me they are in favor and will write an editorial. We have also been invited to write an op-ed or letter or opinion piece. I am working on this. Any ideas are appreciated for people in southern Maine who could articulate the right of Mainers to know what's in their food and to point out subtly some of the dangers of GMO and the advantages of non-GMO

Let's keep the momentum moving!! I believe you can vote more than once.



Hillary K.
user 83293492
Portland, ME
Post #: 2
I just voted (PPH) and was also in Augusta on Tuesday. Very powerful and very positive day! I did submit testimony (after being there from 12-7, my stomach couldn't hang on to present, as the smell of pizza wafted through the hearing room) and I would gladly share it with all and any who can find use for it. I think my sentiments are shared in a simple straightforward manner that all can resonate with, understand clearly and possibly find slight humor in. Though I do think all of the facts about what GMO's are and why they pose such a threat to our bodies and land is very important to create awareness about, the "Maine" issue we are facing with LD718 is simply "The Right To Know", not whether they are good or bad. I don't care what ingredient the debate is about--I want to know what is in my food. The End.

Be well and feel free to contact me in regards to this.

A former member
Post #: 110
Monsanto Free Legislation (MFL)­
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