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       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.

      Who:
      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.
      Contact info: Marty Mador  203-281-4326  or Jim Leahy  860-656-6615



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