Powerful grassroots pressure is required to affect positive change. To alter "business as usual" in our states and nation's capitals, timing is critical.
SAVE OUR WILD SALMON
Currently the NPA NW supports the ban/labeling of GM salmon/fish. Join us and fellow advocates working to save our wild salmon!
Find out what is happening in your state
Bills to label GMOs have been introduced in the Washington State House and Senate.
HB 2637 Concerning labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered material. Call your Washington State Representative and tell them you support HS 2637
SB 6298 Concerning labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered material. Call your Washington State Senator and tell them you support SB 6298
Attend committee hearings to support our farmers
House bill (HB 2637) public hearing:
House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Friday, January 27, 8:00 a.m.
House Hearing Room A
John L. O'Brien Building
Video Link from the House hearing
Senate bill (SB 6298) public hearing:
Senate Agriculture and Water & Rural Economic Development
Thursday, January 26, 10:00 AM
Senate Hearing Room 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
SB 229 Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to deem a food to be misbranded if it contains genetically-engineered fish unless the food bears a label stating that fact.
Bill Sponsor: Sen. Mark Begich [AK]
Related Bill HB 520
S 230 Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to deem genetically-engineered fish to be unsafe under provisions related to new animal drugs and adulterated food.
Related Bill HB 521
Bill Sponsor: Rep Don Young [AK]
Bill Co-Sponsor: Complete list
SB 1717 Prevention of Escapement of Genetically Altered Salmon in the United States Act - Prohibits a person from: (1) shipping, transporting, offering for sale, selling, or purchasing genetically altered salmon or other marine fish, or products containing such fish, in interstate or foreign commerce; or (2) having custody, control, or possession of, with the intent to ship, transport, offer for sale, sell, or purchase such fish or fish products, in interstate or foreign commerce.
Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to enforce penalties for violations of this Act under specified provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
CONGRATULATIONS NEVADA ADVOCATES FOR NATURAL HEALTH!
Earlier we engaged our new Nevada advocates to address NV AB 289 (the practice of dietetics). The legislation was amended successfully to make certain retailers selling dietary supplements and natural foods can do so legally.
Consider sending a follow-up THANK YOU to the legislators who supported your work.
To find out how your legislator or committee member voted click here
NV AB 289 Regarding the practice of dietetics - was amended, passed and chaptered (No. 273) 06.06.11. The amendment allows retailers and manufacturers to conduct business and provide nutritional information to the citizens of Nevada.
Let the Representatives in your district know you are pleased with the outcome of this ammendment. Enter your zip code in our “Write to Congress” link to contact them directly.
Thank you for your active support of the natural products industry.
To stay informed join the NPA NW Action Network now.
FYI we are also tracking this legislation and we will keep you informed:
SB 412 - Relates to defining complementary and alternative medicine with homeopathy and licensing requirements and penalties
(3 + 1 bills) – Session adjourned with no action taken. On NW watch list for 2012
HJR 8, HB 99, HB 100: Relates to the protection of wild salmon; cultivation and labeling of GE/GM salmon
HJR 8 - Genetically Engineered Salmon
HB 99 - Label Farmed Genetically Modified Fish
HB 100 - Ban Cultivation of Genetically Modified Fish
HB 122 - Relates to a naturopath and the practice of naturopathy