Genetically Modified Foods

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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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The Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony this week on the likelihood of legal challenges to a proposed law requiring labels on genetically modified foods.

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Vermont's 17 food cooperatives are supporting a bill that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods.