Friday, June 24, 2016

Compromise GMO Labeling Bill Set to Kill Vermont Law

GMO labeling has been a hot topic of late, and in polls, 70% of American consumers favor knowing what is in the food they consume and feed their families.

On June 22nd, the Senate unveiled a bill which would, if passed, overrule  Vermont's recent law requiring food producers to clearly indicate whether or not the contents of their package contain genetically modified organisms (GMO's).

If you are not familiar, Vermont was the first State to successfully pass a bill that requires food containing genetically modified ingredients, to be disclosed clearly on the packaging. It goes into effect July 1st this year.

The new 'compromise' bill did not make it to the floor in time to be voted on before the lawmakers break for the fourth of July, so it will most likely be taken up promptly as soon as the senate is back in session.

You can count on the lobbyists to be out in full force when the senate returns.

If you are interested in voicing your approval or opposition to this new bill, you can do so at this site.


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