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

NY Plays Central Role In GMO Labeling Debate


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
5:45 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Vermont Legislature Gives Final Approval To GMO Labeling

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The Vermont legislature has approved a bill making that would make the state the first in the country to mandate the labeling of food with genetically modified organisms.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Vermont Senators Pass Food Labeling Bill

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The Vermont Senate has passed a bill that would require labels to identify genetically modified ingredients, starting in 2016.

The vote Tuesday was 26 to 2.

The Burlington Free Press reports that the bill still needs approval from the Vermont House. The house previously passed a slightly different version of a food labeling bill.

Senate President Pro Tempore John Campbell says people have a right to know what's in their food. Campbell, a Democrat from Quechee, believes the Senate has done its best to ensure the bill will be legally defensible.

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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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North Country News
10:10 am
Sun March 3, 2013

Vermont House Committee Approves GMO Food Bill

The Agriculture Committee in the Vermont House has approved a bill calling for genetically modified foods to be specially labeled.

The bill lays out technical definitions for what constitutes genetic modification, and says food that has been subject to those techniques must bear a label saying so.

The legislation faces an uncertain future, and is expected to go next to the House Judiciary Committee, before being debated by the full House.

Supporters of the House bill say consumers want information about what's in their food.

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