Friday, February 21, 2014

Food & Water Watch and GMO Free Florida Host February Event

With bills in both the Florida House and Senate, Food & Water Watch and GMO Free Florida are calling for a statewide day of action next Thursday. See Also: Jeremy Ring Sponsors GMO-Labeling Bill in Florida Senate

The groups will be setting up camp in from of Representative Katie Edwards' office in Sunrise from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 27.  Their goal is to get Edwards, who is on the agriculture committee, to cosponsor House Bill One, filed by Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda.
Food & Water Watch and GMO Free Florida have already reached out to Edwards office, and are awaiting response on her position.

"She's waiting for it to come up in committee to decide," says Food & Water Watch local representative Vickie Machado. "We met with her secretary in January. We were able to give her a lot of information concerning GMO food risks involved and implications for farmers and consumers."
The demonstration will include signs, street theatre, and a chance for concerned individuals to voice their opinions.

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