Pennsylvania Certified Organic FarmFest 2017

July 28, 9:30 am to 10 pm

July 29, 9 am to 7 pm

PCO FarmFest is a two-day organic agriculture and sustainable living event with interactive family activities, live entertainment, local food and craft vendors, and speakers, educational workshops and demonstrations at the Centre County Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall PA. Access the event website here. Produced by Pennsylvania Certified Organic

PASS the Phone – Please

Your guests from other states can call the toll-free U.S. Senate switchboard: 866-772-3843.

Background

As the Vermont GMO labeling law takes effect on July 1st, and families across the land prepare to rejoice in American independence, the U.S. Senate cynically attempts to preempt that landmark legislation by quietly enacting a biotech-and-junk-food corporate wishlist into law.

Even though repeated national surveys for years find that 90% of all Americans, across every major demographic, want genetically engineered food to be labeled Read More

Tell Senator Casey, Vote “NO” any proposal that prevents mandatory GMO labeling!

Contact our PA Senators:

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) to reject the Roberts’ bill (S. 2609) and any proposal that prevents mandatory GMO labeling, please encourage him to continue to stand with his constituents in Pennsylvania. To vote for mandatory, 4 simple words on a pack, “made with genetic engineering”
(202) 224-6324
https://www.facebook.com/SenatorBobCasey
Twitter: @SenatorCasey

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) to reject the Roberts’ bill (S. 2609) and any proposal that prevents mandatory GMO labeling, please encourage him to continue to stand with his constituents in Pennsylvania. To vote for mandatory, 4 simple words on a pack, “made with genetic engineering” Tell him you will not reelection him if he vote to accept Roberts’ bill (S. 2609) and any bill that prevents mandatory GMO labeling,
(202) 224-4254
https://www.facebook.com/senatortoomey/
Twitter: @SenatorToomey Read More

WE can’t let this PASS – Robert’s Bill to only have voluntary federal labeling standard

IT’S BACK! A Bill to preempt state GMO labeling!

GMO labeling activists were successful last year in avoiding the passage of the DARK Act through the Senate, but last week, Senate AG Committee Chair Pat Roberts (R- Kan) introduced a bill that would preempt Vermont and other states’ mandatory GMO labeling laws and replace them with a voluntary federal labeling standard.

If this bill passes through the Senate, we will be back at square one. Vermont’s bill will die and big food companies will continue to get away with keeping consumers in the DARK about the ingredients in their foods. Read More

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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