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New York News
5:59 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

NY Plays Central Role In GMO Labeling Debate

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Agricultural, food and beverage companies are spending millions of dollars to defeat legislation to require labels on food containing genetically modified crops in New York, highlighting the state's pivotal role in debates about what Americans should know about the products they consume.

Supporters argue people should know if food contains GMO ingredients.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Vermont Begins Making Rules for GMO Labels

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The Vermont Attorney General's office is beginning to make the rules that will govern the state's new law requiring the labeling of foods produced with genetic engineering.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Food Labeling Bill Gets Approval From Senate Panel

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A Vermont senate committee has unanimously approved a genetically modified food labeling bill.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Vermont Judiciary Committee Hears Legal Ramifications Of GMO Labeling Bill

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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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New York News
6:10 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Supporters Push GMO Labeling Bill In New York

Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal
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In Albany, sponsors of a state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, or GMOs, say they hope they have better luck this year advancing the legislation, after it died in committee late last session.

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Hudson Valley News
1:26 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

Global Rally Against Monsanto Includes New Paltz

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There will be a rally Saturday afternoon in New York’s Ulster County against the world’s largest provider of genetically modified seeds. The March Against Monsanto in New Paltz is one of hundreds being held across the globe.  

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New England News
12:30 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Local Activists To Join Global Protest Against Biotech Giant

Protest marches are scheduled to take place on Saturday in close to 50 countries and more than 200 locations here in the United States.  Called “ March Against Monsanto”, the events will highlight what organizers see as a threat to the world’s food chain. Monsanto is a leading producer of genetically modified plant organisms, or GMOs.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with a local organizer of tomorrow’s march, Michaelann Bewsee, director of Arise For Social Justice in Springfield Massachusetts.

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New England News
12:50 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Genetic Modifications A Worry For Organic Growers

Jeffrey Smith
Institute For Responsible Technology

The 38th annual summer conference of the Northeast Organic Farming Association is taking place today through Sunday on the UMass Amherst campus.  One of this year’s keynote speakers is Jeffrey Smith. Smith is a consumer advocate who for more than a decade has been sounding an alarm about genetically modified organisms, or G-M-O’s,  in food.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Smith.

New York News
7:17 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Labels for Genetically Modified Food Fail in CT Legislature

A key Connecticut lawmaker says efforts to enact state legislation requiring labeling of genetically modified food died in the face of threatened lawsuits by food producers. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

Representative Richard Roy, the House chairman of the Environment Committee, said Thursday that he unsuccessfully lobbied House Speaker Christopher Donovan and Governor Dannel P. Malloy. The legislation got no further than his committee.

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