Current Labeling Bills
In addition to a growing number
of state labeling bills, there are efforts
at the federal level. House Resolution
3553, entitled The GE Food Right to
Know Act, is part of a package of bills
introduced by Congressman Dennis
Kucinich that would require companies to label genetically engineered
foods. Kucinich has also introduced
Opportunities to Engage:
The Non-GMO Project will be hosting
ongoing quarterly education sessions on
Managing the Non-GMO Message.
Registration is free and includes access
to the Non-GMO Communications
Toolkit for qualified individuals.
Next Webinar: Wednesday,
June 13, 2012, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST
For more information and to register, see
The Genetically Engineered Technology Farmer Protection Act, H.R.
6637, aimed at protecting farmers from being sued by biotech companies for patent infringement.
Non-GMO has consistently been identified as a top trend for 2012
by SPINS, the Hartman Report, New Hope 360 and others. As record
numbers of consumers and organizations spread the non-GMO message, hopefully the support and guidance available in the new Communications Toolkit will help our voices be more coordinated and
effective than ever. o
Megan Westgate is the executive director of the Non-GMO
Project (www. nongmoproject.org). She helped start the Project
after her work at Food Conspiracy Co-op in Tucson, AZ,
showed her firsthand how much trouble shoppers had figuring
out how to avoid GMOs. The Non-GMO Project is the only
501(c)( 3) nonprofit dedicated exclusively to the non-GMO mission, and is the
founder of Non-GMO Month. Through the project’s Product Verification
Program, the Non-GMO Project Verified seal and a suite of outreach materials for retailers, the Project is successfully leveraging the marketplace to protect a non-GMO food supply and respect the consumer’s right to know. You
can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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