You are viewing the NationofChange archives. For the latest news and actions, visit the new www.NationofChange.org.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 / PROGRESSIVE JOURNALISM FOR POSITIVE ACTION
Get Email Updates | Log In | Register

Maine Quietly Mounting Massive Support for Historic GMO Labeling Bill

Frits Kreiss
Occupy Monsanto / News Report
Published: Saturday 2 March 2013
Last Fall, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardener’s Association Board of Director’s, with the full support of longtime Executive Director Russell Libby, designated passage of a GMO Labeling bill as top priority for 2013.
Article image

For many months legislators and community leaders in the State of Maine have been quietly building broad and unprecented support for passing a historic first-in-the-nation Right-To-Know GMO Labeling law.  This week the bill, LD 718, jointly sponsored by the bi-partisan team of Representative Lance Harvell (R-Farmington) and Senator Chris Johnson (D-Lincoln), was introduced to Maine citizens and legislators.

The bill has the tri-partisan support – Republicans, Democrats and Independents – of 123 co-sponsors.  This is an astounding number of legislators in light of the fact that Maine’s citizen Legislature has only 35 Senators and 151 Representatives.  This remarkable display of solidarity is a reflection of the strong support all across Maine for basic honesty and transparency in labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food.  There are many unanswered questions as to the impact of GE crops on such varied concerns as human and livestock health, soils, environment, religious beliefs, farmer sovereignty and rural decline.  Therefore, it is only fair and reasonable that Maine consumers be provided truthfulness in GMO labeling which is the tool needed to allow us to determine how we spend our family’s food dollars.

Last Fall, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardener’s Association Board of Director’s, with the full support of longtime Executive Director Russell Libby, designated passage of a GMO Labeling bill as top priority for 2013.  MOFGA has been spearheading efforts for the bill’s passage and is part of the national coalition of states fighting for GMO labeling.



ABOUT Frits Kreiss

Fritz Kreiss is the founding head of Occupy Monsanto. He has a history in natural health, nutrition, herbal medicine, Eastern Medicine, acupuncture, kinesiology, physiology, and many years of practice as a professional massage therapist and teacher.

Can you please spell out GMO

Can you please spell out GMO before using only the GMO abbreviation?

Now that the "cat is out of

Now that the "cat is out of the bag", I hope it wasn't premature, providing Big Ag an early warning with enuff time to mount an attack on the bill before public awareness and support is fully developed.
It will be interesting to observe who & where the opposers are. Any bets on our Gov.?

. . As I sit here - I think

. . As I sit here - I think of someone selling their souls to the devil... It is not meant to funny - the devil always comes out the winner. I can understand the argument of patented seeds - FOR THE FIRST GENERATION ( push it maybe for the second generation ) to advance society / reduce hunger......
. . . . NOTHING LASTS FOREVER...it was never intended to. BUT - it doesn't produce greater yields....it does not require less pesticides... So solely to put money in someone's pocket?? IT RETARDS DEVELOPMENT
. . . ONCE A BILLIONAIRE BECOMES A BILLIONAIRE - - WHAT GOOD IS THE MONEY.......once you have made enough money to live comfortably.....(forever) . . . . then you want to make enough money for your off-spring to live comfortably ( again forever )...... then their off-spring ??? They are no-longer smart enough to remain themselves ??? revolution / after revolution / after revolution - - - and they aren't smart enough to continue???? is your off-spring enough to fend for themselves ???

Comment with your Facebook account



Comment with your Disqus account

Top Stories

comments powered by Disqus

NationofChange works to educate, inform, and fight power with people, corruption with community.

If you would like to stay up to date with the best in independent, filter-free journalism, updates on upcoming events to attend, and more, enter your email below:

7 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Support NationofChange

Our readers often tell us why they’ve decided to step up and become supporters. Here are some of the top reasons people are giving.

1. You’re keeping independent journalism alive
The corporate owned media has proven that it can’t be trusted. In a media landscape wrought with spin and corruption, NationofChange stands in very scarce company.

2. You’re sticking it to the rich, powerful, and corrupt
When you have money in this country you can get away with damn near anything, and they do. NationofChange isn’t afraid to expose these criminals no matter how powerful they are.

3. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible
NationofChange is a 501(c)3 charity. People tend to assume that many other organizations are (most nonprofits are NOT) but it’s that 501(c)3 status is a bit more rare than you think.

Read the rest...