Victory! Vermont Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill 26-2
By Consumers Union on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
The Burlington Free Press is reporting that the Vermont Senate passed historic legislation that requires foods containing genetically engineered foods to be labeled starting in July 2016. The bill must be reconciled with the House, which passed a slightly different version, and then requires the Governor’s signature.
This is a huge step for consumers right to know what is in their food. Two other states—Connecticut and Maine—have passed labeling laws, but delayed implementation until neighboring states join them. Half the states in the U.S. have bills in the works that mandate labeling of genetically engineered foods.
Genetically engineered foods coming rapidly down the pike are all of great concern in the Northeast, as the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is poised to approve a GE salmon, which is design to grow to maturity twice as fast as normal salmon.