NEWS: Rep. Tarr Pre-files Food Security Legislation

Today, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) introduced two bills aimed at increasing food security in Alaska. One measure would increase the amount of food Alaska agencies buy from local sources, and the second measure would require genetically modified (GMO) food products sold in Alaska to be labeled as such.

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[HB238] Kawasaki Introduces Bill to Protect Kids from Toxic Toys

Legislation to create a toxic toys consumer watch list for parents

Fairbanks – Representative Scott Kawasaki introduced legislation aimed at protecting children’s health from unnecessary and dangerous chemicals in everyday consumer and child products. The bill requires Alaska to adopt and publish a watch list of priority chemicals of high concern, requires manufacturers to disclose the toxic chemicals they add to products and authorizes the state to require safer alternatives.

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