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Sham GMO labeling law eliminates Vermont’s Act 120

On Friday, July 29th President Obama signed the Stabenow-Roberts labeling bill, otherwise known as the “DARK Act,” which was passed in an effort to eliminate Vermont’s GMO labeling law. In response, the Vermont Attorney General announced on Wednesday, August 3rd that our law will no longer be enforced. Manufacturers have already begun labeling their products …

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VPIRG Letter to President Obama: Veto the Sham Labeling Bill

*You can still make your voice heard on this issue. Sign the official White House petition asking President Obama to veto this bill!* As delivered to President Barack Obama: I am writing on behalf of Vermont Public Interest Research Group to ask you to veto the Roberts-Stabenow bill regarding labels on genetically engineered foods. This …

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VPIRG reaction to Senate vote on GMO “labeling” bill

Yesterday afternoon, the US Senate voted in favor of bringing up a final vote on a GMO labeling proposal put forward by Senator Stabenow (D-Mich) and Senator Roberts (R-Kan). This bill would eliminate Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law, and delay any labeling for up to two years while the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture …

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Act 120 is live!

Today, VPIRG and the Vermont Right to Know GMOs coalition joined Governor Shumlin, Senators Sanders and Leahy, Representative Welch, and supporters from around the country in celebrating Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law taking effect. The celebration took place on the State House lawn, where Governor Shumlin signed the bill into law a little over two years …

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Join us to celebrate labeling GMOs!

On July 1st Vermont will become the first state in the nation to require labels on genetically engineered foods! This victory will be the culmination of years of hard work by advocates, legislators and citizens across the state.  Thanks to Vermont’s labeling law, national food manufacturers General Mills, Kellogg, Con Agra, Campbell’s and Mars have …

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A GMO labeling law that doesn’t require labels? No thanks!

On Thursday, two US Senators – Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) – announced that they had reached a deal on a national GMO labeling bill that would preempt Vermont’s law set to go into effect on July 1st. This bill would delay labeling for up to two years, while the Secretary of the …

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Another attack on our right to know

We’ve been successfully beating back challenge after challenge to our GMO labeling law since its inception- and now another has popped up. Lobbyists for big food companies are trying to sneak changes to Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law into the must-pass budget bill, trying to secure last-second exemptions. As you know, corporate food giants are …

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General Mills, Kellogg, Con Agra, and Mars will label genetically engineered foods in the U.S.

Over the past week, four of the nation’s largest food manufacturers have announced that they will join Campbell’s in labeling genetically engineered foods sold in the United States to comply with Vermont’s upcoming GMO labeling law. Food giants General Mills, Kellogg, Con Agra, and Mars made their announcements after a bill to eliminate Vermont’s GMO …

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Another win for Vermont’s GMO labeling law!

In a win for consumers across the country today, the U.S. Senate voted 48-49 against advancing a bill, known as the new Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, which would preempt Vermont’s GMO labeling law. In a press conference among representatives from VPIRG and the Vermont Right to Know GMOs coalition as well …

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It’s now or never for our right to know.

Since the passage of Vermont’s GMO Labeling law in 2014, we’ve been working to defend it in the courts and in Congress. But now we’re at a tipping point: Senator Roberts’ version of the DARK Act is going to the full Senate for a vote TOMORROW MORNING at 11am. If passed, Roberts’ bill would not only …

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