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From fighting against misleading food labeling and abusive credit card fees to advocating for an internet that is accessible, fair, and secure for all Vermonters, VPIRG is dedicated to pushing for laws and regulations that better protect the consumer and ensure that Vermont is a desirable, safe, and economically vibrant place to live, work, and raise a family. .

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Recent Consumer Protection News

GMO Labeling Bill Still Alive

GMO Labeling Bill Still Alive

Thanks to the steadfast action of the GMO Right to Know Coalition and VPIRG members across the state and beyond, the Agriculture Committee has been given more time to consider The VT Right to Know Genetically Modified Food Act (H.722), and testimony will resume in the statehouse on Wednesday, March 20th. Due to your support, our ...

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Bill requiring labeling of genetically engineered food saved from procedural death

Bill requiring labeling of genetically engineered food saved from procedural death

Proponents of labeling also cite GMOs’ environmental effects. Gary Hirshberg, chairman of organic yogurt producer Stonyfield Farms, said that crops with a gene for resistance to a widely used herbicide, glyphosate (sold under the trade name Roundup), have resulted in herbicide-resistant “superweeds” on over 13 million acres of farmland in 26 states. This leads, he ...

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With Dairy Law Enacted, Vermont Turns to GMO Labeling

With Dairy Law Enacted, Vermont Turns to GMO Labeling

Food Safety News discusses the VT Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act. One bill that could shake things up in the current session is House Bill 722, a 16-page measure requiring labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. The bill, known as the Vermont Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, was called an “initiative against ...

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Genetically Modified Organisms in Food

More support for the campaign from our friends at Black River Roasters: More and more people are reading food labels before they buy products to be conscious of what they are actually consuming and to avoid certain things such as trans-fat, sugar, aspartame, and MSG.  However, one thing that you will not be able to avoid ...

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Vermont Introduces Monumental GMO Labeling Legislation

Vermont Introduces Monumental GMO Labeling Legislation

Vermont has taken the initiative against Monsanto and other biotechnology corporations in launching new legislation that would require the labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients. The bill, known as the ‘VT Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act’, was introduced to the Vermont House of Representatives by Representative Kate Webb of Shelburne on February 1st, ...

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