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GMO's may be the cause of many illnesses, GMO labeling debate is coming to Illinois, Call Your Local State Senate Rep ask them to Co-Sponsor SB1666

HELP! CALL YOUR LOCAL STATE SENATOR AND ASK THEM TO CO-SPONSOR SB1666.  FIND OUT WHO YOUR LOCAL REP IS AND CALL THEM. 

California Right to Know bill was defeated by big business. Illinois will probably suffer the same fate unless we speak up. Contact your local state rep and ask if they have co-sponsored Senate Bill 1666. In  Joliet your rep is Martin Sandoval he has not Co-sponsored bill 1666. Only 18 of 59 state senate members have co-sponsored the bill. 

This spring, Illinois legislators will face the issue of whether the state should require labels on foods that have been "entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering."

The lawmakers will have a difficult time separating the wheat from the chaff on an issue that is generating increased interest nationally, much to the chagrin of Monsanto and a handful of companies that control the hybrid seed market.

There is no middle ground in the debate between the "naturalists" and the big seed companies over the touted evils and virtues, respectively, of genetically modified organisms.

State Sen. David Koehler, D-Peoria, has introduced SB1666, the Illinois GMO labeling bill. An inactive United Church of Christ minister and former owner of an organic bakery, Koehler is trying to frame the issue around the consumers' right to know rather than to the contentious science that swirls around the topic.

GMOs in Europe has caused the European Union to ban GMO foods. Today it is virtually impossible to find GMOs in European supermarkets.

In the past two years, voters narrowly defeated labeling referendums in California and Washington state, yet lawmakers in Connecticut and Maine passed bills in June that require labeling on all foods made from GMOs. Twenty states, like Illinois, are considering the issue.


Should we encourage our state reps to vote for GMO labeling on products? 

Do you want to know what your eating? 

Please support this petition, the link is below. We have two separate petitions. One petition will not be enough to make a dent, two is hardly scratching the surface. But it is a start. Cheers 

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/gmo-labeling-in-illinois-1

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/illinois-needs-gmo-labeling

CALL THE REPS LISTED BELOW AND ASK THEM TO CO-SPONSOR Senate Bill 1666

Michael E. Hastings (708) 283-4125

Linda Holmes 630) 770-7912

Toi W.Hutchinson 708.756.0882

Mike Jacobs (309) 797-0001

Emil Jones, III (773) 995-7748

David Koehler (309) 677-0120 

Darin M. LaHood 815-872-1964

Steven M. Landek (708) 430-2510

Pamela J. Althoff 815-455-6330

Jason A Barickman 309-661-2788

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant 815-254-4211

Daniel Biss 847-568-1250

Tim Bivins 815-233-0037

William E. Brady 217-782-6216

James F Clayborne 618-875-1212

Michael Connelly 630-682-8101

Thomas Cullerton 630-903-6662

Kirk W. Dillard 630-969-0990

Dan Duffy 847-277-7100

Gary Forby 618-465-4764

Michael W. Frerichs 217-442-5252

William R. Haine 618-465-4764

Kimberly A. Lightford 708.343.7444

David S. Luechtefeld 618-243-9014

Andy Manar (618) 635-2583

Sam Mccann 217-245-0050

Kyle McCarter (217) 428-4068

Karen Mcconnaughay 847-214-8245

Pat McGuire 815.207.4445

Jim Oberweis (630) 800-1992

Christine Radogno 630-243-0800

Kwame Raoul (773) 363-1996

Sue Rezin (815) 220-8720

Dale A. Righter (217) 235-6033

Chapin Rose (217) 607-1853

Steve Stadelman (815) 987-7557

John M. Sullivan (217) 222-2295

Dave Syverson (815) 987-7555

Donne E. Trotter (773) 933-7715    



The organization in support is "California Right to Know" and the organization against is "NO Prop. 37, Stop the Deceptive Food Labeling Scheme". As of November 6, 2012, the total donations to each side were $9.2 million in support, and $46 million in opposition. The top 10 donors to each side are as follows:

SupportersOpponents

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45 year resident March 06, 2014 at 11:40 AM
It would be helpful if the numbers we are to call were posted. I have reposted this on my FB page several times, but to make it easier for people to comply I would like to offer the number of Martin Sandoval with the post. I have no idea of how to find it otherwise.
George Fabyan March 11, 2014 at 05:39 PM
Martin signed the bill!!
George Fabyan March 11, 2014 at 06:22 PM
Michael E. Hastings (708) 283-4125 Linda Holmes 630) 770-7912 Toi W.Hutchinson 708.756.0882 Mike Jacobs (309) 797-0001 Emil Jones, III (773) 995-7748 David Koehler (309) 677-0120 Darin M. LaHood 815-872-1964 Steven M. Landek (708) 430-2510 Pamela J. Althoff 815-455-6330 Jason A Barickman 309-661-2788 Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant 815-254-4211 Daniel Biss 847-568-1250 Tim Bivins 815-233-0037 William E. Brady 217-782-6216 James F Clayborne 618-875-1212 Michael Connelly 630-682-8101 Thomas Cullerton 630-903-6662 Kirk W. Dillard 630-969-0990 Dan Duffy 847-277-7100 Gary Forby 618-465-4764 Michael W. Frerichs 217-442-5252 William R. Haine 618-465-4764 Kimberly A. Lightford 708.343.7444 David S. Luechtefeld 618-243-9014 Andy Manar (618) 635-2583 Sam Mccann 217-245-0050 Kyle McCarter (217) 428-4068 Karen Mcconnaughay 847-214-8245 Pat McGuire 815.207.4445 Jim Oberweis (630) 800-1992 Christine Radogno 630-243-0800 Kwame Raoul (773) 363-1996 Sue Rezin (815) 220-8720 Dale A. Righter (217) 235-6033 Chapin Rose (217) 607-1853 Steve Stadelman (815) 987-7557 John M. Sullivan (217) 222-2295 Dave Syverson (815) 987-7555 Donne E. Trotter (773) 933-7715
Stuart Pearson` March 22, 2014 at 04:24 PM
WHAT'S UP? I've read recently that while Monsanto is the one responsible for introducing GMO Crops that it is/was the BIG GROCERY CHAINS who were responsible for objecting to GMO Labeling. IF this is true then WHAT'S UP?
DONO March 24, 2014 at 09:01 AM
EDUCATION on this matter is a VERY POWERFUL TOOL

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