From our friends at MA Right to Know GMOs:
The Mass. GMO labeling bill was passed out of the Natural Resources/Ag. Committee recently. It’s now one step closer to passage and we are all closer to regaining our right to know what we’re eating. With Monsanto trying to bully Vermont and stop them from labeling GMOs this summer, NOW is the time to stand with them.
The bill which was released has some good and bad in it and we need your help to ensure passage of the strongest possible version.
The good news is that the bill requires mandatory GMO food labeling on most packaged goods.
The bad news is that the bill, as currently written, would make it practically impossible to implement any time soon….
The committee added a “trigger clause*”, a provision that would delay implementation until certain criteria are met. If Vermont can implement their GMO labeling law with no trigger, so can MA! With undeniable support inside and outside the State House, by staying vigilant and vocal we can pass a GMO labeling law that will give MA citizens the transparency in food we deserve. The session ends in July, so the time to act is now.
Please contact your legislators to thank them for their support to date – or if not supportive ask them to support – and ask for their help in removing the “trigger clause*.