A Big Step Towards GMO Labeling

The 2012 legislative session marked a big step forward in the fight to label genetically engineered foods in Vermont. The outspoken support of thousands of Vermonters ensures that this issue will continue to be part of the political conversation through the upcoming elections, and into the next legislative session.The campaign…

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2012 Legislative Accomplishments

The 2012 legislative session marked another busy and successful year in advocacy for the public interest. We came into the session with ambitious plans – from taking on the Oil and Gas Industry to ban fracking to initiating a campaign to require GMO labeling to standing up to health…

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Legislative Updates: In Brief

The end of the legislative session is always lively. While things are changing by the minute, here’s a snapshot of where things stand with the public interest bills on the eve of the session's close.

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Where Do Your Legislators Stand?

It was just over 2 months ago that the Vermont Right to Know GMOs Coalition launched its campaign to label genetically engineered foods sold in Vermont.  With the extraordinary grassroots support of thousands of Vermonters like you, and thousands of other cheerleaders around the country, we set out on what…

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H.722 Passes out of Committee

On April 20th the House Agriculture Committee voted 9-1 in favor of labeling of genetically engineered foods sold in Vermont. The vote came after the Committee had heard nearly a month’s worth of testimony, including the April 12th public hearing when hundreds of the bill’s supporters packed the House chamber.…

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Vermonters Fill State House in Support of GMO Labeling

The Vermont State House was filled to capacity Thursday night for the public hearing on H.722, the bill that would label genetically engineered foods in Vermont. People came from all corners of New England, and unanimously called the members of the House Agriculture Committee to pass H.722. In all, legislators…

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GMO Right to Know

As Vermonters, we tend to take a special interest in our food. We want to know who grew it, what's in it, and how far it traveled before it landed on our plate. That's why at VPIRG, we think it's essential that consumers be informed if the food they…

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