Just Label It and Farm Aid Partner to Promote Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered (GE) Food

Posted on September 17th, 2012

Just Label It is partnering with Farm Aid to promote mandatory federal labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food as one of the key actions at Farm Aid’s annual benefit concert in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Sat., Sept. 22.

“Labeling GE foods is about the rights of both the farmers who grow our crops and all the American families who sit at the dinner table,” said David Bancroft, director, Just Label It. “Farmers should have the right to purchase, plant and save non-GE seeds, and to grow their crops without fear of GE contamination. We are proud to be working with Farm Aid to fight this lack of regulation of GE crops keeping us all in the dark.”

In the HOMEGROWN Village area of Farm Aid 2012, a music and food festival celebrating family farmers, concertgoers will be able to sign Just Label It’s petition urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to mandate labeling of GE foods. Already, more than 1.2 million Americans have signed the petition, the largest number on a food petition in FDA history. Momentum on the issue is gaining nationwide, with more and more Americans telling Washington that they want to know about our food.

“Farm Aid wants eaters to know everything about their food–where it comes from, who grows it and what is in it. Just Label It is an important step towards transparency in our food system that benefits eaters and farmers alike,” said Carolyn Mugar, Executive Director, Farm Aid.

For information about the Farm Aid concert’s GE foods labeling action, visit the “Take Action” page on the Farm Aid website, or the Just Label It website at

About Farm Aid
Each year, Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews headline a Farm Aid concert to bring together a wide variety of musicians, farmers and fans for one mission: keeping family farmers on their land. Farm Aid is the longest running benefit concert series in America, raising more than $40 million to help family farmers thrive all over the country while inspiring millions of people to learn about the Good Food Movement.

Jill Alper, Democrats Fired Up in the Detroit Free Press

Posted on September 11th, 2012

“A clear campaign position emerged from the Democratic National Convention,” Jill Alper recounts in a special column this past Sunday in the Detroit Free Press. “The message is that President Obama is fighting for everyday people who work hard and play by the rules, in contrast to Mitt Romney, who will fight for corporate special interests.” You can read the full column here.

Jill Alper checks in from Democratic National Convention

Posted on September 7th, 2012

“When we gavel down, both parties will have laid the framework for the general election, and the game will truly be on for what will be the most targeted, expensive and technologically-driven election in modern history,” Democratic Strategist Jill Alper relates in her column this week in the Detroit Free Press from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Click here to read the full piece.

Other notable highlights from the Democratic National Convention include remarks delivered by UAW President Bob King on Wednesday and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm on Thursday touting the Obama Administration rescue of the American auto industry. You can click here to watch Bob King and here for Governor Granholm’s speech.

DSG Associate Brandon Hynes on the Front Page of the Detroit News

Posted on August 21st, 2012

DSG associate Brandon Hynes

DSG associate Brandon Hynes, pictured on the front page of the Detroit News, basks in victory and celebrates as the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) millage passed earlier this month. DSG congratulates the DIA and the DSGMedia team on their victory.

DSG Congratulates Michigan Practice on Campaign to Save the Detroit Institute of Arts

Posted on August 21st, 2012

Earlier this month, Metro Detroit passed a millage securing funding to keep the doors of the Detroit Institute of Arts open.

“I am tired and I am anxious but I feel really peaceful about where we are,” said DIA chief operating office Annmarie Erickson in the Detroit News this morning. “I think we ran a good campaign.”

The Dewey Square Group and DSGMedia congratulate the Detroit Institute of Arts and Art is for Everyone on their victory and a well-run campaign. Click here to watch the campaign spots. You can find additional coverage of the DIA millage here.

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