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Got Food? Think Before You Buy. League of Women Voters Agricultural Study to be Presented at Annual Meeting.

Got Food? What's really in a bowl of fruit.
Got Food? What's really in a bowl of fruit.

            Have you ever wondered what's really in your food?  The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley will present highlights from its agricultural study at the annual meeting on June 4.  The public is invited to attend the meeting at Griffin's Bar & Grill, 44 East Madison Avenue in Cresskill.

            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 dinner is $25 per person with a cash bar.

            Speakers Ellen Bakish, Anne Lander, and Fran Molnar will present the study's key findings about technological and financial issues affecting our food.  Learn more about genetically modified organisms, 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.

            The League of Women Voters 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.

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