What You Can Do to Support Mandatory GMO Labeling

Contact Your State Representative About House Bill 660

UPDATE from NOFA-NH & NH Right to Know GMO:

The extra week has given the biotech and grocery manufacturers additional time to put pressure on our legislators. They have been making HUNDREDS of calls sharing misinformation. Today the Grocery Manufacturers are running radio ads asking for people to call their reps and tell them to vote against the bill because they don’t want an increase in the cost of foods.

So, please call your Reps … again!

Tell your legislators that you want the right to know what is in your food – and then tell them you’d like to correct the misinformation they may have heard:

  • The Amended Version of HB660 exempts restaurants,  alcohol and medical food.
  • Enforcement: If a consumer thinks a food product has not been properly labeled, they can register a complaint with NH’s Dept. of Health and Human Services. The Dept. of Health and Human Services will contact the manufacturer to prove that the food is properly labeled. There will not be any consequences for the RETAILER if it has not been properly labeled, the consequences will be for the MANUFACTURER who refuses to correct the mislabeling.
  • The State of New Hampshire has determined that labeling is a cheap and effective tool to offer transparency in the marketplace. The State has estimated that labeling would cost as little as 9 cents per NH resident.

Keene Representatives:

  • District 04, Ward 1 – Kris E Roberts, 352-1105
  • District 05,  Ward 2 – Larry R Phillips, 357-4315
  • District 06,  Ward 3 – Timothy N Robertson, 352-7006
  • District 07,  Ward 4 – Gladys Johnsen, 358-5164
  • District 08, Ward 5 – Cynthia L Chase, 357-2381 (Supports HB 660)
  • District 16, Ward 1 – 5 – Charles F Weed, 352-8309 (Supports HB 660)

Outside of Keene: Who are your legislators?
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/wml.aspx

HB 660 talking points and more at:
http://www.nhrighttoknowgmo.org/Legislators.html

Sign the Citizen Petition for NH Mandatory Labeling
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/gmo-labeling-22

Sign the Citizen Petition for National Mandatory Labeling
http://justlabelit.org/take-action/

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