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Hearings Soon on Bills Affecting Massachusetts Food and Farming

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by Jack Kittredge NOFA/Mass Policy Director

There will be 2 public hearings in June at which will be considered bills related to the future of food and farming in Massachusetts. NOFA/Mass has identified 8 of these bills as priorities and urges all members who are concerned about any of these issues to attend and testify or to send testimony. Details of the hearings and the bills to be considered at each are below.

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Topics to be discussed include:

GMO Labeling
Raw Milk
Meat Processing
Humane Livestock Care

Monday, June 3, 2013, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture

at David Prouty High School, 302 Main Street Spencer, MA 01562 

H 717 by Rep Anne Gobi on Distribution of Raw Milk

H 753 by Rep Stephen Kulik on a Livestock Care and Standards Board

H 755 by Rep Stephen Kulik on Meat and Poultry Production, Processing and Inspection

H 808 by Reb Todd Smola on GMO food labeling

H 813 by Rep Ellen Story on GMO seed labeling

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Joint Committee on Public Health

at State House, Boston, Room A-1

H 1936 by Rep Stephen DiNatale on GMO food labeling

H 2037 by Rep Michael Moran on GMO food labeling

H 2093 by Rep Ellen Story on GMO food labeling



Join Jack Kittredge and many other Massachusetts farmers and consumers at these hearings to support:

• the right of consumers to know what is in their food

• the right of licensed raw milk farmers to deliver their product to consumers

• the right of farmers to licensed, local meat processing facilities

• the right of livestock to thoughtful and humane care

Have questions? Call Jack at 978-355-2853 or email him at



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