The Vermont Senate Agriculture Committee has voted in support of labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients — without a requirement that other states act first before a Vermont law would take effect.
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.