GMO Labeling Law Pending in New Jersey; Reach Out To JC City Council & State Representatives !

From our friends at FOOD & WATER WATCH, here’s some background on New Jersey's GMO labeling campaign...
While GMO foods are a huge part of the American food supply, GMO foods have not been adequately tested for long-term impacts on humans and environmental health. Without labels, consumers have no idea if the foods they are eating are genetically engineered. Jersey City Council has an opportunity to help make New Jersey just the 4th state to make GMO labeling the law (CT, VT and ME have already passed GMO labeling laws).  By passing a resolution in support of bill # A3192, Jersey City would be calling on their representatives in the New Jersey legislature to pass this urgent bi-partisan legislation, giving consumers the power to decide if they want to eat genetically engineered foods.
Our own City Council and JCEC is considering Resoulution to support this important legislation - please contact your City Council Person and voice your support so they get feedback about where you stand in this matter.
If you wish to send a LETTER to our NJ Assembly and Senate representatives, alerting them to your concerns "with unlabeled, genetically modified foods, and urging them to support A3192, bi-partisan legislation that would give consumers the power to decide if they want to eat genetically engineered foods."
Correspondence can be sent to:
  1. Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
  2. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, United States Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20250
  3. Margaret Hamberg M.D., Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993
  4. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, United States Senate, Washington, DC 20510
  5. Steven Sweeney, New Jersey Senate President, 935 Kings Highway, Suite 400, West Deptford, NJ 08086
  6. Vincent Prieto, New Jersey Assembly Speaker, 1 Harmon Plaza, Suite 205 Secaucus, NJ 07094
  7. Governor Chris Christie, PO Box 001, Trenton, NJ 08625
  8. Local Representative, United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC 20515
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