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GMO Labeling: Good for You

Consumers are consistent in expressing their desire to be able make informed food choices. Recently, Vermont, Connecticut, and Maine have passed laws requiring labeling of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in foods. Now Massachusetts is considering H. 3996, The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act, which would require the conspicuous labeling of food produced with…  Read more

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Like to Eat? Thank a Farmer

New England Farmers Union (NEFU) is pleased to be working with affiliate member, the Neighboring Food Co-operative Association (NFCA). Together, we’re reaching out to members of food co-ops and asking them to support the farmers and fishermen who supply their food. NEFU President Roger Noonan was the keynote speaker at the NFCA’s annual meeting earlier…  Read more

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NOFA Mass Summer Conference to Feature Workshop Track on Co-operatives

NEFU’s affiliate member the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) is sponsoring a special track on “Co-operatives in the Food System” at the 40th annual NOFA Summer Conference, August 8-10, 2014, at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. NFCA Executive Director Erbin Crowell, who is also Vice President of the board of directors of NEFU, was a…  Read more

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Let’s Give Consumers the Informative Labels They Want!

New England Farmer Union, a chapter of National Farmers Union (NFU), joins NFU in opposing H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, sponsored by Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in opposition to the bill: “Farmers Union members…  Read more

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NEFU Supports Raw Milk for its Economic Impact

While there can be controversy about the safety of raw milk, New England Farmers Union continues to advocate in favor of regulations that facilitate its sale. For many New England producers, the sale of raw milk provides an important income stream that supports the economic viability of their dairy operation. Because NEFU supports consumer choice…  Read more

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