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Lawmakers Expect Legal Challenge If GMO Label Bill Passes
Tuesday, 02/19/13
By John Dillon
Under a bill gaining support in the Statehouse, Vermont could be the first state in the nation to require labels on products made with genetically modified crops. Lawmakers are now trying to craft the measure so it can withstand an expected court challenge.
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Sanders' Food Labeling Amendment Fails In Senate
Thursday, 06/21/12
By Bob Kinzel
Sen. Bernie Sanders' plan to give individual states the authority to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods has been defeated in the U.S. Senate by a three to one margin. His proposal was one of more than 70 amendments to the 2012 Farm Bill.
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Vt. Groups Sue Food Company Over Labeling
Tuesday, 06/19/12
By Melody Bodette
Two organizations filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Pinnacle Foods Group, saying that the company's labeling of genetically-modified and synthetic foods as "all natural" violates the Vermont Consumer Protection Act.
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Sanders Calls For GMO Labeling Amendment To Farm Bill
Thursday, 06/14/12
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Bernie Sanders is urging his colleagues to allow individual states to require the labeling of all genetically engineered foods.
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Vt. Ag Secretary Won't Support GMO Bill In Legislature
Monday, 04/16/12
By Patti Daniels
Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross says the Shumlin administration agrees that people should be able to know whether GMOs are in their food but he says the threat of lawsuit makes current legislation untenable.
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GMOs And The Right To Know
Tuesday, 03/13/12
By Jane Lindholm
Genetically engineered products are prevalent in the food system, from fruits and vegetables, to processed foods. But critics of GMOs say consumers don't have access to reliable information about the genetically modified organisms they are eating.
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