Massachusetts Update: Public Hearing For GMO Labeling September 22


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Update: Meet up with GMO-free Ben and Jerry's ice cream at 11:30 a.m. outside Park St. Station on the Boston Common, Press event at 12:00 p.m. at nearby Brewer fountain.

Note: We are aware that Sept. 22 is the beginning of Yom Kippur. The committee has offered to allow those who need to get home before sundown the chance to speak before others at the hearing. Keep in mind that you can also make your voice heard by submitting written testimony here.

Suggested dress code: anything from "business casual" to fully formal is appropriate. Please also note that you will need to go through security. Click here for a detailed guide on what to expect for the day.

What: Public Hearing for Massachusetts’ GMO labeling bill
When: Tuesday, Sept. 22, meet up at 11:30 a.m., press event at 12:00 p.m., public hearing at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Massachusetts State House, Gardner Auditorium, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 01208
More info and RSVP here

Massachusetts’ GMO labeling bill, H. 3242, is the most popular bill in the State House, with 75 percent of the state legislature signed on as cosponsors. But unless we make it a priority, H. 3242 may never come up for a vote.

Join OCA and MA Right to Know GMOs at a public hearing for H. 3242 on Tuesday, September 22 at the State House in Boston! More info and RSVP here

The biotech and processed food industries are spending millions to keep us in the dark about what we're eating. As you read this they are hard at work lobbying to pass H.R. 1599, or what we call the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act, a bill that would prevent passage of any state or federal mandatory GMO labeling law. We need to fill the auditorium at the State House in Boston on September 22. This is the only public hearing about commonsense food labeling to take place this legislative session.

Please help us convince our state legislators that now is the time to label GMOs! Join hundreds of parents, farmers and foodies on September 22, at the State House in Boston!

RSVP to attend the hearing, submit written testimony and find out about bus rides.
Share the event on Facebook.
Spread the word with fliers and posters.
Donate $25 to pay for a bus ride to the hearing.
Forward this blog post to your friends and networks!

Thank you for being such a critical part of this volunteer-driven movement for transparency in our food system. 

- OCA and the MA Right to Know GMOs Steering Committee

For more information on the proposed state GMO labeling legislation, please visit marighttoknow.com/ma-legislation/.

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