HARRISBURG, March 7, 2013 – State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today invited members of the media to attend a press conference announcing legislation that would require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food in Pennsylvania. The press conference will be held on Tuesday, March 12th at 10:30 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda.

The landmark legislation would be the first of its kind in the United States. It has already received support from national and local organizations and individuals including food cooperatives, organic farmers, environmentalists and food justice proponents. Those supporters will join Sen. Leach at the press conference held next week.

Speakers will include: Sen. Leach; Sam Bernhardt, Pennsylvania Organizer for Food & Water Watch; Karen Stark, GMO-Free PA; Brian Snyder, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture; Jon McGoran, Communications Director for Weavers Way Food Cooperative; Roman Stoltzfoos, Organic Farmer from Spring Wood Dairy; and Rebecca Frimmer, General Manager of Greensgrow Farm.

WHAT: GE food labeling press conference

WHEN: Tuesday, March 12th at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Main Rotunda, State Capitol Building

Media is encouraged to attend.

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