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Friday, 25 April 2014 13:00

Vermont to label GMO? and more

Written by  Team SCPA

 

Regarding FOOD, seeds for food crops, and the ongoing Right to Know What's in Our Food vs Monsanto...

Vermont about to become 1st state to enact GMO labeling

What's in your food? Monsanto and others don't want you to know. Vermonters are moving ahead…

Following Tuesday’s initial approval, the Senate officially passed Vermont’s GMO labeling bill (H.112) 28 to 2 on Wednesday!

This historic vote moves Vermont ever closer to becoming the first state to require labels on the GMO foods. The bill will now head to the House of Representatives where they will decide whether to concur with the Senate’s version of the bill, or create a conference committee to iron out the differences.

http://www.vtrighttoknowgmos.org/bill-passes-senate-28-2/

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New seed survey report highlights privatization concerns

The U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance today released A Preliminary Report on Seeds and Seeds Practices in the US in celebration of La Vía Campesina's International Day of Farmers’ and Peasants’ Struggles – April 17.

The Report is based on surveys of seed savers and seed advocates from around the United States. It documents who saves seeds, as well as why, where and which ones. Responses reveal that many growers save and share seeds to produce healthy food, preserve their cultural heritage, and to defy efforts by transnational agribusinesses to solely promote their costly, patented and genetically engineered varieties.

The report is especially pertinent during 2014, the International Year of Family Farming, as designated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Based on the surveys and the Call to Action of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance, the Report provides individual, community, national and international action recommendations aimed at defending seeds from privatization and preserving them for the common good.

As a member of the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance, the Farmworker Association of Florida, Inc. joins in presenting this report in solidarity with La Vía Campesina in its global efforts to defend food and seed sovereignty.

The report is available here:
http://www.usfoodsovereigntyalliance.org
http://www.floridafarmworkers.org

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