An important issue is playing out in the US Senate this week. The issues is whether our foods will be labeled as to whether they contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
The State of Vermont has adopted a pioneering law requiring such labeling that does into effect on July 1st.
Note that this controversy is not about the pros and cons of GMOs, but only about labeling them so people can make their own decisions about consuming them.
From a Minnesota point of view, the key point is that our two senators, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, are under huge pressure from big-ag and big-food interests to help kill labeling by voting for a meaningless federal bill that would override the Vermont bill.
Unless they hear from LOTS of people they may very well vote with the dark side.
I wrote an alert on this yesterday, with details and contact information for Klobuchar, who by some reports has already rolled.
A better alert is this one, via Wanda Ballantine:
From: GMO Free USA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Look who sold us out – take action
Date: June 27, 2016 at 6:00:44 AM CDT