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Vermont Right to Know Gets Its Day in Court

Oregon’s GMO labeling law may be kaput for now, but in Vermont the shopper’s right to know is still a possibility. The Vermont Right to Know GMOs Coalition sent out a press release this morning announcing that tomorrow morning Burlington’s Federal District court “will be hearing the first oral arguments on Vermont’s landmark GMO labeling law.”

January 6th

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.

May 8th

VT House Ag Committee Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Last week Vermont leapt energetically into the GMO labeling race, launching legislation that would require labels for food products containing genetically modified ingredients. Representative Kate Webb (D) introduced the VT Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act on February 1 of 2012, and Monsanto’s response was swift and predictably litigious. Despite overwhelming voter support for the bill, VT caved to corporate threats last year. Will democracy finally triumph over corporate bullying, this time around?

March 5th

Food Fact: Vermont’s GMO Right to Know Act

On April 20, 2012 Vermont’s GMO Right to Know Act passed out of committee. The bill would require labels on GE foods on store shelves and passed 9-1 in favor. According to an email from the GMO Right to Know Campaign: Since the public hearing, the Committee has been working on the bill to make […]

April 20th