Genetically Modified Food

New England News
12:30 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Advocates Concerned About GMO Labeling Hearing

Credit Vermont Right to Know Coalition

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.

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New England News
6:00 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Push On In Mass. For Genetic Food Labels


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.

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Hudson Valley News
7:54 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Hundreds In New Paltz March Against Monsanto

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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."

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North Country News
10:30 am
Sat May 4, 2013

GMO Labeling Won't Pass This Year in Vermont

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With just a week or two to go in this year's Vermont Legislative session, it's becoming clear that lawmakers won't pass a bill requiring labels on genetically modified food.

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North Country News
10:10 am
Sun March 3, 2013

Vermont House Committee Approves GMO Food Bill

The Agriculture Committee in the Vermont House has approved a bill calling for genetically modified foods to be specially labeled.

The bill lays out technical definitions for what constitutes genetic modification, and says food that has been subject to those techniques must bear a label saying so.

The legislation faces an uncertain future, and is expected to go next to the House Judiciary Committee, before being debated by the full House.

Supporters of the House bill say consumers want information about what's in their food.

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