Friday, January 18, 2013

Support GMO Labeling In New Mexico


An organizational meeting will be held January 30 for people who want to support Senate Bill 18, introduced into New Mexico's Senate by Peter Wirth, that would require clear and easy to read labeling of GMO foods sold in the state. The following notice was posted on the Facebook page of (un)Occupy Albuquerque this morning. (See below for an explanation of the "un" in Occupy Albuquerque.)


Anyone interested in meeting others working on GMO labeling?

Let me Decide Kick-off Meeting
Wednesday, January 30th 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Winning Coffee Shop, 111 Harvard Drive SE, Albuquerque

Read this email addressed to (un)Occupy ABQ:

Hi!
I hope you're having a great week! My name is Yong Jung Cho and I am an organizer with Food & Water Watch. Right now we're working to label genetically engineered food in New Mexico. In fact, Senate Bill 18, which would require labeling of GE food, was introduced THIS week and will be heard next Thursday. Therefore, it's so crucial for us to build a lot of support right now.

Can you please forward information about our big Kick-Off meeting? Please let me know and thank you so, so much!
Yong Jung

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Dear friend,

It’s our right to know. The State senate is currently reviewing Senate Bill 18, which would require labeling of all genetically engineered food. We think this is a basic, common sense right, but agribusiness companies are sure to send lobbyists to the Roundhouse to mislead legislators and consumers. We need our legislators to hear from and listen to constituents... so we need your help!

Let me Decide Kick-off Meeting
Wednesday, January 30th 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Winning Coffee Shop, 111 Harvard Drive SE, Albuquerque

GE foods are largely untested and potentially unsafe, and what’s worse, they’ve been on the shelves of our grocery stores for over 15 years without our knowledge or consent. We all have the right to know what we are eating and make our own decisions about what we are feeding our families.

Please RSVP here, and bring a friend with you! Questions about the campaign or want to get involved today? Contact Yong Jung Cho at ycho@fwwlocal.org or call 505-750-4919.We believe that we all have a right to know what's in our food, and should have the choice to protect ourselves from potentially harmful GE ingredients. Join us Wednesday, Jan 30th to learn more!
For a just and transparent food system,
Yong Jung



Note: (un)Occupy Albuquerque is the larger and more active of two groups in Albuquerque allied with the Occupy Wall Street movement. When an Occupy group first formed here, it's members voted to put "un" in front of the name because they consider the US to be occupying Native American land and as a protest against occupations elsewhere. Some people didn't like that idea and formed another group that retained the name Occupy Albuquerque. The groups are amenable and cooperate with each other. Their Facebook pages are here and here. There are also Occupy New Mexico, Occupy Santa Fe, and Occupy Rio Rancho Facebook pages, and a sporadically updated Occupy Las Cruces page.
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