The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-0 if favor of a strong GMO labeling bill.
The five Judiciary Committee members worked tirelessly throughout the month of March to craft H.112 into an even stronger, more defensible bill. As currently written, the bill:
- Requires labels on foods containing genetically engineered ingredients
- Take effect starting July 1st, 2016
- Prohibit falsely advertising GMO foods as “natural”
The bill next heads to the Appropriations Committee where they’ll look at how create a fund for individuals to contribute to help with implementation of the law.
From the 30,000 postcards VPIRG’s summer team collected to the overwhelming number of grassroots calls, emails and letters made to legislators – Vermonters’ voices are clearly being heard by our Senators. Please let them know you appreciate their hard work.
If the bill passes out of the Senate then we will have to go back to the House of Representatives before going to the Governor’s desk.