GMO Labeling

Vermont Right to Know Coalition

A new study released by a University of Vermont researcher has found that consumers do not consider GMO labels warnings, nor do the labels prevent purchases of the products.

Vermont Right to Know Coalition

The House of Representatives may have struck a blow to a state law in Vermont signed by Governor Peter Shumlin last year. The law requires the labeling of food products made with Genetically Modified Organisms – or GMO’s. Now being challenged in court, it also faces another legislative battle as the new legislation in Congress moves forward.

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Rocker Neil Young is lending his support to Vermont's efforts to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients.

Young, who performed in concert Sunday in Essex Junction, appeared earlier with Governor Peter Shumlin and donated $100,000 to a special fund devoted to defending Vermont's GMO labeling law from legal challenges.

Young has stepped up his activism on agricultural issues, and makes reference to the Vermont law in one of the songs on his new album "The Monsanto Years."

Vermont Right to Know Coalition

The battle over labeling food made with genetically modified organisms has shifted from Vermont to Washington. A Vermont assistant attorney general testified today before a Congressional committee about a federal proposal that would block state laws requiring the labeling of food made with GMOs.

Dr. Margaret Smith of Cornell university joins WAMC's Ray Graf for a discussion on the basics of GMO's and Genetic Engineering.  

Vermont Right to Know Coalition

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch was on Capitol Hill today with food industry executives to express opposition to legislation that would block mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods — already law in Vermont.

Vermont Right to Know Coalition

The Grocery Manufacturers' Association and other industry groups are asking a federal appeals court to overturn a judge's refusal to block Vermont's first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of genetically modified food from taking effect on July 1, 2016.

Vermont Right to Know Coalition

The Vermont Attorney General's office has formally adopted the regulations implementing a state law requiring the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering.

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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.

Vermont Right to Know Coalition

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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