As consumers, we have the right to know what’s in our food.

MONTPELIER VT - Vermont became the first state to enact a law (H.112) requiring labels on foods with genetically modified ingredients when Governor Shumlin signed the bill into law on the steps of the Vermont State House.

That’s why in 2014, Vermont passed landmark legislation that would give consumers the right to know if their food was produced using genetic engineering.

Now, we’re working to make sure that this law, Act 120, is implemented successfully. As of July 1st, 2016, consumers in Vermont will see labels on genetically engineered food sold in the state!

 

Sham GMO labeling law eliminates Vermont’s Act 120

On Friday, July 29th President Obama signed the Stabenow-Roberts labeling bill, otherwise known as the “DARK Act,” which was passed in an effort to eliminate Vermont’s GMO labeling law. In response, the Vermont Attorney General announced on Wednesday, August 3rd that our law will no longer be enforced. Manufacturers have…

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VPIRG Letter to President Obama: Veto the Sham Labeling Bill

*You can still make your voice heard on this issue. Sign the official White House petition asking President Obama to veto this bill!* As delivered to President Barack Obama: I am writing on behalf of Vermont Public Interest Research Group to ask you to veto the Roberts-Stabenow bill regarding labels…

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VPIRG reaction to Senate vote on GMO “labeling” bill

Yesterday afternoon, the US Senate voted in favor of bringing up a final vote on a GMO labeling proposal put forward by Senator Stabenow (D-Mich) and Senator Roberts (R-Kan). This bill would eliminate Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law, and delay any labeling for up to two years while the Secretary…

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Act 120 is live!

Today, VPIRG and the Vermont Right to Know GMOs coalition joined Governor Shumlin, Senators Sanders and Leahy, Representative Welch, and supporters from around the country in celebrating Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law taking effect. The celebration took place on the State House lawn, where Governor Shumlin signed the bill into law…

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Join us to celebrate labeling GMOs!

On July 1st Vermont will become the first state in the nation to require labels on genetically engineered foods! This victory will be the culmination of years of hard work by advocates, legislators and citizens across the state.  Thanks to Vermont’s labeling law, national food manufacturers General Mills, Kellogg, Con…

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