National Study of Food Safety and Food Labeling

Join the League of Women Voters in a National Study of Food Safety and Food Labeling

The Capistrano Bay League of Women Voters is participating in the national study of federal agriculture policy on food safety and food labeling. Results of this nation-wide study and consensus will influence the League’s ability to educate and advocate on this issue.  If you are concerned about the food you eat and would like the opportunity to take some action to perhaps make food safer, please plan on joining us for this study.

On Saturday, March 15th we’ll focus on food safety and food labeling. We’ll look at the risks that can occur during the development of new plant and animal hybrids, during the growing of foods, during the harvest and processing of foods, and during shipment and storage. We’ll also consider the risks that may accompany imported foods. We’ll review the current safety standards, guidelines, and actions taken to keep our food safe and keep us informed. The issue on food labeling will cover what is currently provided and what additional information could be provided; this discussion will include the issue of labeling genetically modified food.

The meeting will be held from 10:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. at the Dana Point Library, on Niguel Road.  The meeting will include both a discussion and a group consensus on the specific questions. Background reading material and the consensus questions for the meeting has been placed on our website: www.lwvcba.org.  Additional reading/research materials are available on the national League website: http://www.lwv.org/Members.

We encourage you to attend to invite your family, friends and neighbors.  If you have any questions, please contact Petti Van Rekom at petti.vanrekom@petti.com

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