GMO Labeling

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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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.

Vermont Right to Know Coalition

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.

Vermont Right to Know Coalition

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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