May 25, 2013
Rep. Tarr to Introduce GM Labeling Bill
JUNEAU – Today Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) announced she will introduce legislation requiring labeling for genetically modified foods sold in Alaska. She made the announcement at today’s March Against Monsanto, an event
that had some 400 people in attendance.
Today’s Anchorage march was part of an international event happening in over 400 cities across the globe.
"I’m proud to have been a part of the march in Anchorage. Citizens are speaking up and saying they want to know what is in their food. I will introduce legislation next session to require labeling of gm products in Alaska," said Representative
This march was organized following the March passage of what some have named "The Monsanto Protection Act." This legislation prohibits citizens from using the courts to stop use of genetically modified seeds, even if they are found
to be dangerous.
"I believe it will take continued action at the state level to put pressure on Congress to require labeling of GM foods. Already Connecticut and Vermont have passed such laws," said Representative Tarr.
Many countries around the world have banned gm foods. Just this week the Hungarian government burned fields of gm crops.
Contact: Geran Tarr (907) 269-0144 or by cell at (907) 360-4047