Current Action Alerts
Do you know what BE stands for? Not too many people do and that makes it a questionable choice for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) label for genetically engineered (GE) foods, especially when accompanied by the brightly colored sunshine smiley face symbol that is being proposed.
Your voice is needed now! The deadline to comment on these pro-tech labels is July 3.
You can find details on the problems with the USDA's bioengineered food disclosure standards along with how to comment here.
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Other Online Resources
Carolina Farm Stewardship Alliance—CFSA has created a short video that walks you through the steps of how to make an effective call to your legislator. Watch it below.
Congress Lookup—Find your Congressional Representative quickly using your address and zip code. This requires your four digit zip code extension that can be obtained through the U.S. Postal Service here.
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition—NSAC offers an online advocacy toolkit which includes information about visiting, calling, and writing your member of Congress, writing effective op-eds, and an overview of the federal legislative process.
National Organic Program—Find information about the administration of organics including the National Organic Standards Board which provides oversight and recommendations and holds two public meetings each year that provide an opportunity for public comment.
National Organic Coalition—This national alliance of organizations works to provide a voice in Washington for farmers, ranchers, environmentalists, consumers, and industry members involved in organic agriculture.
Food Policy Action—Food Policy Action provides information on how members of Congress have voted on food and agricultural issues.
Ohio General Assembly—The Ohio General Assembly's website allows users to find their legislator and to find and track bills by bill number, sponsor, or keyword.
Ohio Environmental Council—The OEC offers an online advocacy toolkit which includes information about lobbying, writing and calling lawmakers, setting up lobby visits, writing Letters to the Editor, writing Op-Eds, and how to prepare and give testimony. They also organize a yearly Environmental Lobby Day.
Ohio Legislative Guidebook—The Ohio Legislative Service Commission has compiled an in-depth summary the Ohio lawmaking process and information about state government.