GMO Labeling

New England News
6:30 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Republican GMO Labeling Bill Reintroduced In Washington

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Efforts aimed at blocking state laws that require mandatory labeling of genetically-modified foods are rekindling as Republicans in Congress this week suggested a new federal certification for GMO-free foods.  The proposal is being closely watched in Vermont.

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New England News
8:40 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Vermont Calls More GMO Hearings, Extends Comment Deadline

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The Vermont Attorney General's office is calling a second public hearing on the state's rules to implement the ban on genetically modified organisms.

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New England News
1:15 pm
Sun January 25, 2015

Activist Dr. Vandana Shiva Discusses Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law

Dr. Vandana Shiva
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Vermont has passed the only law mandating the labeling of genetically modified — or GMO — foods. This week the state attorney general held a public hearing at the Statehouse on his proposed rule that would lead to the regulations to implement the law. It’s a law that is being challenged by some major food processing companies and supported by right-to-know advocates.
Dr. Vandana Shiva is an internationally renowned environmental activist, scientist and the author of more than a dozen books. During a visit to Vermont, she talked with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about her support for the state’s GMO labeling law.

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

Advocates Concerned About GMO Labeling Hearing

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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
12:30 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Vermont Attorney General Asks Court To Throw Out Industry Lawsuit Against State’s GMO Labeling Law

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The Vermont attorney general has asked the U.S. District Court to uphold the state’s newly enacted law that requires the labeling of genetically modified foods.

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New England News
9:30 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Vermont Fights Industry's Bid To Block GMO Law

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The state of Vermont is asking a federal judge to throw out a food industry lawsuit that seeks to block Vermont's new GMO labeling law from taking effect.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Vermont Releases Draft GMO Labeling Rules

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The Vermont Attorney General's office has released a draft of the rules it is writing to govern the state's first-in-the-nation law to require the labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms.

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New England News
9:45 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Vermont To Hold Hearings On GMO Labeling Rules

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Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is planning three public meetings on proposed rules to implement the new state law requiring the labeling of food produced through genetic engineering.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Vermont Attorney General Files For Dismissal Of GMO Labeling Lawsuit

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The Vermont attorney general filed a request with the U.S. District Court Friday asking that it dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and other industry groups challenging the state’s new GMO labeling law.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Attorney General Issues Preliminary Survey Results On GMO Labeling Rules

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The Vermont Attorney General’s office has released the preliminary results of a key questionnaire as the state moves toward implementing a law requiring labeling of genetically modified foods.
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