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Action Alert – email or write the FDA on how you want to define Natural

The GMA wants Natural defined to included genetically engineered material.  Here is the letter they wrote to the FDA in 2013.  But is genetically engineered ingredients, natural?  

We all know that the “natural” label really means nothing, and if DARK Act legislation does get passed, it would most likely allow genetically engineered ingredients to be listed as “natural”

The FDA is currently taking comments on the use of the word NATURAL on food labels.  Let the FDA know what you think. Read More

By GMOFreePA, ago
About GMOs

GMO Free PA goes to Washington DC

GMO Free PA members went to Washington DC on December 9th, 2015 to speak to their representatives about the omnibus.  Annmarie Cantrell, Zofia Hausmann,  Milt Harwick, Linda Coulson, Phyllis Rubin and Ula Pasternak (not pictured) met with staffer’s at Senator Casey and Senator Toomey offices.  They also spoke with staffer’s from Congressman Dent and Congressman Pitts’ offices.  Congress Costello, Congressman Fattah and Congressman Brady took a few moments to meet with them along with engaging meetings with their staffers.  They distributed information packets to all PA House representatives and distributed thank-you cards to members who voted against the D.A.R.K. Act in July.  It was a full
productive day.
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By GMOFreePA, ago
About GMOs

Happy Thanksgiving From GMO Free PA – Gradititude

Gratitude

Gratitude for all who stand with us
Gratitude for the voices that speak and share their stories
Gratitude for  the farmers that grow the food we eat
Gratitude for the soil alive under our feet.
Gratitude for the seed’s everlasting life , rich in heritage and history.
We celebrate the friendship, the stand, the action
We show gratitude everyday
In this fight for food freedom
Along with our faith and our belief system
Prevailing wisdom of our soul
This gratitude cannot be defeated. Read More

By GMOFreePA, ago
About GMOs

ACTION ALERT: Oct 31- Nov 1 Please attend Public Rallies with Signs for Senator Casey

Dear GMO Free PA Supporter,

We just found out that our Senator Bob Casey will be appearing at public rallies across the state this weekend. (He will be helping Governor Wolf get out the vote for this Tuesday’s election, November 3.) Please check the rally schedule below and attend at least one rally with friends and big, clear signs for Senator Casey to read.

Here’s a couple of suggested messages for signs:
Sen. CASEY and Gov. WOLF: We need MANDATORY GMO LABELING NOW!!!!

or
SEN. CASEY
: LABEL ALL GMOs in FOOD! Stand up for consumers in Senate Ag bill NOW!

or
Sen CASEY, NEED to Know if its GMO!! Mandatory Labels on GMOs

BACKGROUND:
Sen. Casey is on the Senate Agriculture Committee, which is right now writing the senate version of the DARK Act.
House Bill H.R. 1599, which Denies Americans’ Right to Know how our food is produced, was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in July. For more info about the DARK Act, please go to our website GMOFreePA.org.)

Many members of GMO Free PA have met with Senator Casey’s staff across the state and in Washington DC, providing information about GMOs and asking the Senator to represent consumers’ interests in senate GMO labeling legislation. Read More

By GMOFreePA, ago
About GMOs

GMOs Endanger Our Health and the Farmland

Genetically modified organisms are not usually the first topic of discussion when people decide to rescue an animal from a shelter. But this became a very popular subject in our home after we adopted a kitten a couple of years ago who developed severe food allergies. While searching for a remedy to our cat’s ailments on the internet, I came across the term GMO for the first time. I had no idea that pet food was so laden with GMOs. As I researched further, I was astonished to learn that our food was also full of them. Read More

By GMOFreePA, ago
About GMOs

A Little Giddy With My First Box of the New Season

Its that time of year again to sign up for Community Supported Agriculture in the Commonwealth of PA.  What does this mean? In my house-hold it means a weekly box full of wonderful color and the rich smell of the dirt.

I open up the CSA box as if ripping open a package at Christmas full of wonder anticipating the prized vegetable of the week! My mouth begins to water when my eyes fall upon the bright colors and with the release of the smells of the Earth. I’ve been a member of a CSA for over 12 years now, and I still get a little giddy with my first box of the new season.  It’s now time to sign up for your first box; it changed my life and I hope it will change yours.  Read More

By GMOFreePA, ago