2013 Consumer Protection Legislative Preview

Protecting Your Right to Know GMOs You have the right to know whether (and where) there’s genetically modified organisms (GMOs) hiding in the food you’re eating or feeding your family.  Just like citizens living in any of the 50+ countries around the world with GMO-labeling laws, VPIRG believes that Vermonters…

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Join the VT Right to Know GMOs 2013 Campaign

The VT Right to Know GMOs coalition is at it again, working to give Vermonters the information we deserve by requiring the labeling of genetically engineered food products sold at retail outlets in the state of Vermont. Last year, our petition gathered over 6000 signatures across the United States, though…

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Back to the State House: Vermont Continues the Fight to Label GMO Foods

Vermont’s grassroots effort to pass the nation’s first law requiring labeling of foods made with genetically engineered ingredients (also known as GMOs or genetically modified organisms) is picking up where it left off when the Vermont Legislature adjourned in May. When the new Legislature convenes in early January, GMO labeling…

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Reflections on the VT Environmental Summit

Sunday’s VT Environmental Summit, co-hosted with Toxics Action Center, was a real highlight of my time working with VPIRG so far.  Over 75 people joined us at Vermont Technical College to spend a day meeting new people, learning more about the issues we all care about and how we can…

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Vermont: The Next Battleground State

On Tuesday, Californians asking for the right to know what is in their food were narrowly defeated by Monsanto’s $46 million dollar smear and fear campaign. For all of us who believe that GMO foods need to be labeled this was extremely disappointing, but it also shows us the importance…

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Help California Pass Prop 37!

If California passes Proposition 37 this November, not only will all GMO foods sold in California need to be labeled, but we will be taking a big step forward in making sure all Americans know what’s in their food. However, this is the last thing corporations like Monsanto and Pepsi…

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VPIRG Releases 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard

  The Vermont Public Interest Research Group released its 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard on public interest issues today. As the state’s largest consumer and environmental advocacy organization, VPIRG is involved in a broad range of policy debates in Montpelier, from health care reform to banning fracking. The 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard tracks votes on clean…

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VPIRG Intern Making an Impact

South Burlington resident and soon-to-be Connecticut College senior, Scott Britt, is interning with VPIRG’s Field team this summer.  As a government major, he’s focused on learning how to inform and engage citizens on important issues of the day, from wind energy to the Bottle Bill. Having wasted no time getting…

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