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Knowing what is in our food

October 1, 2013 · Updated 4:48 PM

The public is invited to join Food Masters and GMO Free San Juans for an information sharing evening on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Main Street, Eastsound. Learn more about Yes on 522 (I-522), the Washington State Initiative to ensure the labeling of genetically engineered food. A community potluck will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by a speakers panel presentation with ample opportunity for questions and answers following.

One of the panel members is Steve Crider, currently the Liaison for Government and Industry Affairs for the organic food company Amy’s Kitchen. He also serves as the co-leader for Yes on 522 for Skagit and Whatcom Counties.  Crider has more than 30 years of experience working in the natural and organic food industry and was the founding member of the Just Label It campaign, working since 2011 on GMO labeling issues with the FDA and Obama Administration.

Other panel members include Marney Reynolds, GMO-Free San Juans Yes on 522 coordinator, Cathleen McCluskey, staff member of the Organic Seed Alliance, and Marta Nielson from Rainbow Chicken Ranches on Orcas Island, an  organic, certified GMO-free egg producer and grain distributor.

For more information on GMO labeling please check out the website yeson522.com.


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