To the Editor:
I am pleased to see that there is now a majority of Massachusetts legislators who support GMO Genetically Modified Organisms labeling. And I applaud Sen. Kathleen O'Connor Ives' support of this important legislation by co-sponsoring HD. 369, along with 21 other senators and 120 representatives. It is the Genetic Engineering Transparency Food and Seed Labeling Act.
According to a poll conducted by the NY Times, 93 percent of Americans support labeling foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. It is plain common sense to give people the information they need to be able to make health decisions for their families.
In this regard, I wish to announce an important event on Thursday, March 5, concerning GMOs at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill. The College of Older Learners at NECC has invited Martin Dagoberto, co-founder of Massachusetts Right to Know GMOs, to talk about the movement for transparency in food labeling that has blossomed across the country. Dagoberto is using his degree in biotechnology/genetics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in order to advocate for common sense transparency in food labeling and sustainable food production. The public, all ages, is invited to attend on March 5 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Room 114, Spurk building C on the Haverhill campus.
Jeanne D. Fonda