Jul 172016
 
GMO Labeling

VID has endorsed a letter asking President Obama to veto the current GMO Labeling bill. After years of bitter debate and legislative stalemate over the labeling of genetically modified ingredients, a compromise proposal sailed through Congress in breathtaking speed over the past three weeks. Within a few years, consumers will be able to find out whether any food in the supermarket contains GMO ingredients. But they won’t necessarily see that information on the package. Instead, consumers may have to scan a “QR code” — those little square codes that you see on airline boarding passes — to get that information. Dan Charles, All things Considered, NPR July 14, 2014 According to  EcoWatch,    “The bill would also nullify state-by-state GMO labeling mandates such as Vermont’s landmark law that took effect on July 1.”  They also report that: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also expressed concern that the […]

Oct 172012
 
VID on the march for Obama in Pennsylvania

The canvassing effort for Obama in Pennsylvania continues with our busloads of canvassers arriving each Saturday in Easton, Nazareth, Bethlehem and environs to rouse the Dems and Indies to go to the polls on November 6 and vote for the President.  Nadine Hoffmann, Peter Crosta, Marti Speranza, Tony Hoffmann, Jonathan Geballe have all organized this effort, along with Act Now and Greater NYC for Change, pulling together a myriad of downtown clubs — and all under the wing of organizer-in-chief Yayoi Tsuchitani. October 13 we were blessed with a sunny day which almost became warm, and we were joined by a busload of Manhattan Young Democrats. And many, many Obama supporters greeted us at the doorways. Nothing beats a warm smile of solidarity. Except maybe the homemade chili and moist, savory, just-baked cornbread served for lunch to all the canvassers at the Easton Obama branch office. Please join us on the […]

Oct 172012
 
VID Takes to the Streets (or Avenue)

  If you were strolling along Greenwich Avenue on sunny Saturday, October 13th, you saw how VID takes to the streets (or avenue) as an energized and vocal team registering voters, telling the news about our PA canvassing efforts, and taking donations for buttons, cookies and cakes. Strollers dropped by to purchase Obama buttons to wear proudly upon their return to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Germany, Holland, Sweden and Brooklyn.  All of them were rooting for President Obama.  A typical refrain from overseas tourists was, “It would be a disaster for multilaterism if Romney were elected President.” Celia Wu, Ellen Peterson, Katharine Wolpe, Frieda Bradlow, Alec Pruchnicki, Deley Gazinelli, Nadine Hoffmann, and Tony Hoffmann staffed the table and hawked our wares throughout the day. Georgina Christ brought her beautiful hats to contribute to the cause and Yayoi Tsuchitani and Keen Berger donated their home baked cakes, brownies and cookies to the delight of […]