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GMO Update: VT Labeling Bill Passes House, Heads for Senate

GMO labeling bill H. 112 passed the VT House last week, and heads for the Senate in January 2014. The bill’s early strong performance is (yet another) indicator of the overwhelming shift in public consciousness β€” and public policy β€” towards more responsible labeling of foods containing GMOs. Congratulations democracy, and congratulations Vermont! Now: KEEP IT UP!

GMO Update: VT Labeling Bill Passes Committee, Heads for House Vote

Yesterday Vermont’s House Judiciary committee approved H. 112, which would require labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. The VT House of Representatives will vote on the bill later this week. H. 112’s early strong performance is (yet another) indicator of the overwhelming shift in public consciousness — and public policy — towards more responsible labeling of foods containing GMOs.

British Prawns are Not so British

In Great Britain, it’s quite common to see food labelled ‘British fill in the blank’. It’s a good thing, because the people know that they are buying at least reasonably local food.

However, because of loopholes in the food labelling requirements, this type of labelling can be VERY misleading.

“Humane” Labeling Coming?

Animal welfare is a very important issue for most Americans, but it is definitely not a concern for the factory farmers “raising” most of our farm animals these days. Is a “humane” labeling reform on the way to help people choose better meat and animal product options?