Our policy work is conducted for the purpose of advocating a sustainable, local, organic food and farm system within the New York State.
We also work with the other NOFA statewide chapters on regional, national and international policy issues. The current leadership for policy work consists of an active Policy Committee. Participation in the Policy Committee or in a Policy Sub-Committee is open to all members of NOFA-NY. If you would like to become more involved with our policy work, please contact Elizabeth Henderson, Board Member and Policy Committee Chair.
Current Policy Sub-Committee Areas Include:
- Energy (includes gas drilling)
NY GE Food Labeling Campaign.
GMO Free NY has allied with Food & Water Watch, Northeast Organic Farmers Association--New York (NOFA-NY), Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), Consumers Union, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Fire Dog Lake, Good Boy Organics, Green Party of New York, and Brooklyn Food Coalition to form the NY GE Food Labeling Campaign.
We are advocating for the passage of A.3525 (Rosenthal) / S.3835 (LaValle) in 2014, legislation that would require the labeling of genetically engineered seed, seed, stock, and food offered for retail sale in New York.
Make a online donation to this campaign to enable the coalition to proactively advocate for ethical food labeling.