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State senate passes GMO labeling bill, 26-2

Sen. David Zuckerman, P/D-Chittenden, is the lead sponsor of a bill to require manufacturers to label products containing GMOs.  Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

If the bill is enacted, the state would be the first in the nation to require manufacturers to label products containing genetically engineered ingredients.

GMO labeling bill heads for full Senate vote

An initiative to label foods containing genetically modified organisms sold in Vermont passed a legislative panel Thursday. The Senate Appropriations committee unanimously approved H.112, a food-labeling bill designed to disclose GMOs found in certain foods. The full Senate will take up the bill as soon as next week. Lawmakers anticipate defending the legislation in court […]

GMO labeling would begin in July 2016, according to Senate version

Sens. Tim Ashe, D/P-Chittenden, and Dick Sears, D-Bennington. File photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill requiring the labeling of certain food products that contain genetically modified organisms. House passed a different version last year.

Kelly Cummings: Read between the lines

Val Giddings is a lobbyist. He’s a promoter of his product and his client. His product is GMOs. His clients are Monsanto and the biotech industry. He never seems to mention this in his testimony.

Senate Judiciary to take more time with GMO labeling law

The Senate Judiciary Committee is taking more time to seek advice about a pending GMO labeling law because of concerns about legal challenges. H.112 would exempt some dairy products from the requirement that manufacturers label food containing genetically modified organisms. Senate Judiciary Chair Sen. Dick Sears, D-Bennington, has said he worries that the dairy exemption […]

Senators preview legal challenges to GMO labeling law

Dr. Michael Hansen (left), with the Consumers Union, disputes the testimony of Dr. Val Giddings, of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, at a hearing on GMO labeling. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger

Sen. Dick Sears says it would be irresponsible to set the state up for a potentially costly lawsuit without setting aside the money to pay for it.

Vt. businesses call for passage of Vt. GMO labeling legislation

Today, business leaders representing a broad cross section of Vermont’s food industry including suppliers, manufactures, and retailers, gathered at the Statehouse in Montpelier, VT to urge lawmakers to pass mandatory GMO labeling legislation, H.112.

Supporters of GMO labeling law fill House chamber

Janice Russotti and Shane Bowley, both of South Burlington, deliver their testimony on a GMO labeling bill in song. Photo by Andrea Suozzo/for VTDigger

More than 200 people attend joint committee hearing on a bill requiring the labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms. Virtually all of the speakers supported the law. It was passed out of a Senate committee on Friday.

Public Hearing on H.112: Labeling food produced with genetic engineering

News Release — Vermont Legislature Jan. 28, 2014 The Senate Agriculture Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on H.112 – An act relating to the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering. The hearing will be held in the Vermont House Chamber on Thursday, February 6th from 6-8 PM. A signup […]

Public hearing on H.112 – Labeling food produced with genetic engineering

The Senate Agriculture Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on H.112 – An act relating to the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering.

GMO labeling bill gets once over in the Vermont Senate

Creative Commons photo by Oculator via Flickr

A panel is taking testimony on the constitutionality and practical implications of a law that would require Vermont food producers to label GMO ingredients in foods.

Richardson: Do the right thing on GMO labeling

“What is the parallel issue of our time, to slavery in the time of the Civil War?” The answer was corporate control of the masses. When have so many, been so controlled by so few?

Advocates push for bill requiring labeling of genetically engineered food

VPIRG consumer advocate Falko Schilling addresses the press, while Robb Kidd, left, of Rural Vermont, issues his support of a House bill that would require labeling of many genetically engineered foods. Photo by Andrew Stein

More than 6,800 Vermonters and 175 businesses have signed a petition calling on the state to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods.

In Statehouse, GE labeling bill is praised and panned

Ben & Jerry's ice cream co-founder Jerry Greenfield, addresses the House Agriculture Committee Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in support of a bill requiring the labeling of food containing genetically modified ingredients. Photo by Andrew Stein

Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, gave the House Agriculture Committee his full support for a labeling bill in the Vermont House, which already has 50 sponsors.

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