Chefs, Restaurants, Farms to Rally in Hartford for GMO Labeling

19 Apr
GMO? Genetically Modified Organism


     Mankind has had an incredible journey.  We started as hunters and gatherers, living along rivers and bodies of water.  Then, we became nomads as our skills grew, and then we became more comfortable with Earth and farming.  And, now, look at us!  We’ve found ways to create our own versions of food (and animals, too) by altering genetic material.  While many are excited about this progress and what it might mean in helping solve world hunger issues, many aren’t so sure.  In fact, people are concerned about the potential safety issues of the untested GMO food.  Could these foods cause cancer in people or cause other horrible adverse affects?

     There just isn’t enough proof yet and there’s so much “up in the air” because it’s a relatively new technology, but that’s not stopping concerned Nutmeggers from voicing their concerns.  A group of chefs, farmers, restaurateurs, and activists will be outside of the Hartford capitol building on 5/8 at 10 am to share how GMO foods should be labeled.  They believe (and so do we) that we have the right to know what’s in our food.  Many of the chefs, farmers, and restaurateurs will be providing tastings of their food to stir up activity and to bring the issue straight to Hartford.  Participants are hoping to engage legislators and other officials in an open dialogue revolving around everybody’s favorite thing:  food.
     If you are a restaurant owner, a chef, or are in the restaurant business and support the labeling of GMOs, you can contact Tara Cook-Littman by e-mailing her at  She’d love to have you on board with a tasting or providing samples of your food on May 8 in Hartford.  Personally, we know many chefs and owners in Fairfield County who feel very strongly about this and we’d love to see them help represent us.
     Thank you to Rosemary Morretta for sharing this with us.  Rosemary is the person behind GoingGreenie on Twitter (we’re buds on there) and she’s also a board member of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association in Connecticut.

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