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Lunch-in at State House Supports GMO Labeling Bill

The Massachusetts legislature has until July 31 to vote on the current GMO labeling bill before it expires. Nearly 500 local farms, businesses and organizations are endorsing this campaign, and the public is welcome at a Labeling Lunch-in! demonstration on June 8 at the State House. People are invited to bring signs, water and snacks.

“The Massachusetts legislature may not pass this popular GMO labeling law if we don’t demand our right to know what we’re eating,” says MA Right to Know GMOs campaign coordinator Martin Dagoberto. “We hope many will join with the Massachusetts Coalition for GMO Labeling to show support for transparency in food labeling.”

The GMO labeling bill received a new number (H.4156) on April 5 and was referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. “This is usually the last stop before going to the House floor for a full vote,” says Dagoberto, “but there’s no guarantee that it will ever make it there to be voted on. We only have until July 31 to get it through the whole process.”

To help co-sponsor the event, publicize the Labeling Lunch-in! and mobilize others, contact [email protected]. To learn more, visit MARightToKnow.org and see the event page at Facebook.com/events/539529536252895/.

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