Policy Resources

Meetings:

The NOFA-NJ Policy Committee holds a telephone conference on the last Tuesday of each month. Send an email to kwalsh@nofanj.org or call our office at 908-371-1111 ex.2 if you would like to be a part of the committee.


Important Links:

National Organic Coalition

National Sustainable Coalition

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

Domestic Fair Trade Association

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements


The True Food Shoppers Guide:

Check the excellent non-GMO Buying Guide published by the Center for Food Safety. Listed by food groups and brands, the list lets you know which products are likely to contain ingredients derived from genetically engineered food crops. Here's a link:

CFS nonGMO Buying Guide CFS nonGMO Buying Guide (607 KB)




Current Policy Actions:


Agricultural Justice Project

Food Justice Certified is a label based on high-bar social justice standards for farms, processors, and retailers, including every link in the food chain from seed to table.



http://www.agriculturaljusticeproject.org/home.html


Just Label It: We Have the Right to Know!

Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not have any requirements that mandate the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. The "Just Label It!" campaign is the work of a coalition of nearly 400 businesses and organizations dedicated to food safety and consumer rights; the campaign demands the labeling of GE foods. On October 4, 2011, the coalition called on the FDA to require labeling of GE foods, thereby giving consumers the right to know what is in our food. We have filed a legal petition and now we need YOUR support!

We want to show the FDA that New Jersey consumers deserve, and want, the right to know what is in their food--help us by flooding the FDA with comments in support of the petition! Please call the NOFA-NJ office if you have any questions about this campaign. Click the picture below to take action*--you will be directed to a comment form, with a sample comment: 

 

If clicking on the picture above does not direct you to the correct page, simply copy and paste the following link into your browser's navigation bar: http://justlabelit.org/takeaction 

 

Be sure to check out this campagn commercial,too! No one wants to be in the dark about their food: 

 

View the full press release.