The Vermont Attorney General’s office announced that the only public hearing on the state’s proposed genetically modified food labeling rules would be held Tuesday evening. But advocates are upset that it was poorly publicized and few, if any, people knew about the meeting.
Supporters of an effort to require labels on food containing genetically modified ingredients say they now have the support of a majority of members in both the House and Senate in Massachusetts.
But the backers also acknowledged on Wednesday that they have yet to gain commitments from key legislative leaders, meaning there's no guarantee that the measure will come up for a vote before the session ends on July 31.
NEW PALTZ – About 350 people took to the streets Saturday afternoon in New Paltz, marching downtown and briefly blocking traffic. They were the Hudson Valley contingent of March Against Monsanto, fighting for genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling of so-called artificially engineered "frankenfood."