Category Archives: Food Legislation

Go Local: Support Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act

By Environmental Working Group

Our nation’s food policy is not doing enough to reduce barriers for local farmers and support the growing demand for local, sustainable food.  Working together, we can move Congress to adopt policies that support local food and local farms.  The Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act is good for our families, local economies and for the environment and an important step in getting our country’s food policy back on track.
….. …. . . . . . . ~ Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine)
          Organic farmer and House sponsor of the
          Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act

Do you want more access to fresh food on your dinner table?  Then keep reading.

We at EWG Action Fund are throwing our support behind the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act introduced in Congress by Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).  If you care about where your food comes from I hope you’ll stand with us today.

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Boulder CO bans GM crops on county-owned land

By Dr Mercola

In November 2011, about 250 Boulder County residents attended a public meeting to discuss the planting of GM (genetically modified) crops on county-owned land. Their turnout, together with an anti-GMO (genetically modified organism) recommendation from the county’s Food and Agriculture Policy Council, led county officials to vote for a phase out of genetically engineered crops on open space.

This is a powerful testimony to the influence residents can have on their local regulations when they stand together for a cause; you, too, can work toward enacting such a phase out in your area as well.

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