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Tuesday, September 27 2016 @ 09:43 PM EDT

Got Food? Think Before You Buy


Highlights of a League of Women Voters Agricultural Study to be Presented at Annual Meeting.

The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley (LWVNV) will present Got Food?  Think Before You Buy.  Highlights of an Agricultural Study. at the organization's annual meeting on June 4 at Griffin's Bar & Grill, 44 East Madison Avenue, Cresskill, New Jersey.  The public is invited to attend.   

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner comprised of a choice of soup or salad, three entrees, dessert and coffee.  The charge for the inner is $25 per person with a cash bar.

Food: What's Really in Your Dinner?

Speakers Ellen Bakish, Anne Lander, and Fran Molnar will present the League's agricultural study findings that examined technological and financial issues impacting our food. Among the technological issues that will be discussed are genetically modified organisms (GMOs), herbicides, pesticides, agricultural water pollution, aquifer depletion, antibiotics in livestock, and accurate food labeling.  Financial issues, including consolidation in agricultural industries, crop subsidies and the federal agricultural regulatory process, will be examined.  A question and answer period will follow.          

Drawing members from over 20 towns in Bergen County, the LWVNV will discuss the organization's activities and work undertaken during the past 12 months.  The new board of directors for 2014-2015 will be announced.  For further information about the event or to RSVP, call (201) 568-0787.          

About League of Women Voters

 The League was an outgrowth of the 19th amendment passed in 1920 giving women the right to vote.  With more than 800 state and local Leagues, in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong, the organization has gained prestige by maintaining its nonpartisanship; sponsoring candidates’ forums for local, state and national elections; holding registration drives; disseminating nonpartisan information on candidates; and holding public meetings to discuss current issues.  League membership is open to both men and women of voting age who support its mission.  

The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley draws members from Alpine, Bergenfield, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Edgewater, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Haworth, Hillsdale, Leonia, Montvale, New Milford, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan, Park Ridge, River Vale, Tenafly, Washington Township and Woodcliff Lake.

For a membership packet and other information about the League, visit www.lwvbergen.org , follow the organization on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/k9jfhzx , or contact lwvno.valley@gmail.com.


by Mel Fabrikant

Mel is a longtime Paramus resident and has belonged to many Paramus organizations. He is responsible for bringing the Scholarship Show to town and seeing to it that the initial presentation went over well. His five offspring were brought up through the Paramus school system. In addition, he is a longtime Paramus Rotary member.

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