Connecticut Demand GE Foods Be Labeled
New statewide coalition tells Connecticut Legislature to stand up for consumers’ right to know what’s in their food
HARTFORD, Conn.– The Right to Know GMO CT Coalition – a growing number of citizen groups including the Sierra Club, GMO Free CT, Food & Water Watch and Connecticut Northest Organic Farming Association CTNOFA – calls on the Connecticut Legislature to stand up for consumers’ right to know whether or not the food they eat and feed their families has been genetically engineered. In three weeks alone, over 1,000 citizens have signed petitions in support of the proposed labeling bill and 180 residents attended statewide campaign action meetings last week.
What: The Right to Know GMO CT will hold its first official press conference and rally to reveal the list of over 50 organizations statewide calling on the Connecticut Legislature to support and pass a bill to label genetically engineered food in Connecticut.
Phil Miller, State Representative and bill sponsor
Tara Cook-Littman, Leader of GMO Free CT
William Duesing, CTNOFA Executive Director
Chris Eddy, Chef of Winvian Restaurant
Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch Executive Director
Where: Legislative Office Building, Room 1D, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
When: Thursday, February 7, at 11 AM
Interviews available: There will be a Q & A section for the press with all the speakers.