The Westport Farmers’ Market, The Wakeman Town Farm, and Right to Know CT invite you to join them for a discussion on the dangers of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in our foods. Don't be Fooled by GMOs taking place on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Westport Inn on 1595 Post Road East Westport, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
This is a hot-button issue, as there is a bill circulating to require CT to label foods with GMOs, which would make CONNECTICUT the FIRST state to pass a mandatory GMO labeling bill. Last week, the bill passed with a 23-6 vote in the Environmental Committee. This is historic and unprecedented. 50% of the Republicans voted for the bill and legislators talked about all the letters they received from their constituents in support of the bill. The bill will go to the floor of the House next. If it passes there, it goes to the Senate, then the Governor's desk.
Analiese Paik, Tara Cook-Littman, & Glen Colello will educate guests about GMOs, their health risks, and how to avoid them in our diets. The panel will also discuss the Connecticut GMO labeling bill, HB 5117, and how to support it, then take audience questions.
Representatives Kim Fawcett, Tony Hwang and Jonathan Steinberg will join us to share their own views on the importance of GMO labeling.
Suggested Donation: $5 per person / $10 per family / children & students are free
To obtain a press pass, email dontbefooledGMO@gmail.com
Kindly RSVP to dontbefooledGMO@gmail.com to reserve your seat.
Analiese Paik is a sustainable food advocate who recently helped found the Right to Know CT campaign in support of Connecticut’s GMO labeling bill. Analiese is the founder and editor of the award-winning website FairfieldGreenFoodGuide.com. The website is Fairfield County’s premier destination for localand sustainable food resources, news and events.