Putting people ahead of profits and standing up to powerful special interests on behalf of all Vermonters.
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
Our elected officials in Washington are all strong supporters of a consumer’s right to know what is in their food. We need them to help us defeat HR.4432, otherwise known as the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act. The Act would wipe out Vermont’s first in the nation GMO labeling law, and prohibit ...Read More
Final tallies for Oregon’s Measure 92 to label genetically engineered foods have “Yes on 92” behind by a mere 809 votes, triggering an automatic recount. Many news sources declared measure 92 dead earlier this month, but the hard work and dedication of activists and organizers across the state to ensure that thousands of ballots are properly ...Read More
Last Week the Attorney General’s office and three outside groups, including VPIRG, filed briefs in federal court asking the judge to throw out a food industry lawsuit that aims to stop the implementation of Vermont’s first in the nation GMO labeling law. These filings were made in response to a request for a preliminary injunction ...Read More
Since VPIRG and the Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed our motion to intervene last month we have seen a lot of action in the case to defend Vermont’s GMO labeling law. In response to VPIRG and CFS’s motion to intervene the state of Vermont has said that they do not oppose VPIRG’s intervention in ...Read More
VPIRG is defending your right to know. Read our press statement on VPIRG and Center for Food Safety’s motion to intervene by clicking here. If you’re ready to really nerd out on the legal documents, here’s the full list of documents we filed with our motion to intervene. Motion to Intervene: Click here to download. Memorandum of Law in ...Read More
Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) and Center for Food Safety (CFS) formally moved to defend Vermont’s genetically engineered (GE) food labeling law, Act 120. The groups filed legal papers to intervene on behalf of the State of Vermont in order to assist in defending Act 120 from a legal challenge brought by the Grocery ...Read More
Today VPIRG’s own Falko Schilling joined Tom Ashbrook on NPR’s On Point Radio to discuss GMO labeling in Vermont. Falko discussed how Vermont became the first state to require labels on GMO foods, and the legal challenges facing the State.The hour long program featured an array of guests and was broadcast on NPR stations across ...Read More
Your right to know is under attack. VPIRG is committed to defending it. VPIRG, represented jointly by counsel from the Vermont Law School’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic and the Center for Food Safety, is seeking to intervene in the lawsuit against Vermont in order to assist the State in mounting the strongest possible defense of ...Read More