Monthly Archives: January 2013

Delaware River Roundtable January 17



Enhancing the future through collaboration and communication

January 17, 2013, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Tusten Town Hall, 195 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY


1:00 – 1:10 Introductions and meeting overview

1:10 – 2:00 What’s going on in the region?

What is the capacity of the region? How do we maximize it?

2:00 – 2:30 Individual vision

What is your maximum potential for your family farm?

2:30 – 3:15 Break out sessions:

(livestock, dairy, fruit/produce, poultry) Boots on the ground, establishing a collective project

3:15 – 3:30 Networking break

3:30 – 4:30 Report to the whole, considering next steps

Chili and bread lunch provided; RSVP:

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Time to Lobby for GMO Labeling on Food Products NOFA

gmo labeling

Today as New Mexico announces a push for labeling Genetically Modified foods in that state,  Elizabeth Henderson of NOFA-NY wrote.

“It is time to get some energy back up to push for GMO labeling in NYS too! Two of the NOFA chapters are fairly far along with legislation in their states – Vermont and Connecticut.  There is help available to get the most effective language.  NYS Assembly Member Crystal Peoples-Stokes is willing to sponsor labeling legislation.  Anyone willing to help?  NOFA policy energy this past year has been directed at stopping fracking.  We need reinforcements to take on more!”
To hear what is being accomplished what has worked and what has not come to the NOFA-NY Winter Conference and hear

GMO LABELING—Battles Won and Lost: Where do we go from here?

This interactive workshop, led by Dr. Michael Hansen of the Consumers Union and Dave Rogers of NOFA-VT will focus on the status of state and national-level efforts to require labeling of genetically modified foods.   Both Hansen and Rogers will speak about battles won and lost over this controversial topic. They will discuss current legislation and the legal aspects of enforcing labeling laws, as well as updates on important scientific developments. Join in for learning effective strategies to insure success in the battle for effective labeling.

Conference 2013

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