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We support labeling genetically modified food, so you can make informed choices with a conscience for both health and the environment. Labeling is also important, because it allows you to report allergic or other adverse reactions to regulators. More information at “GMOS: Demand Your Right to Know!”

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  • Victory! Vermont Passes Historic GMO Labeling Bill: First of its kind in US

    The Vermont House voted 114-30 to concur with a Senate version of  the GMO labeling law (H. 112) and send it to Gov. Peter Shumlin, who is expected to sign it. However, if the Governor does not sign or veto the bill the within five days the bill becomes law. The House had approved this Continue Reading

  • Victory! Vermont Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill 26-2

    The Burlington Free Press is reporting that the Vermont Senate passed historic legislation that requires foods containing genetically engineered foods to be labeled starting in July 2016. The bill must be reconciled with the House, which passed a slightly different version, and then requires the Governor’s signature.   This is a huge step for consumers right Continue Reading

  • Vermont GMO Labeling Bill Clears Senate Committee 5-0

    “Vermont is about to go where no state has gone before” – Vermont Senator The Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-0 in favor of GMO labeling and is now sending the bill on to the Appropriations Committee, after which it will go to the Senate floor. Vermont is in the process of bravely becoming the Continue Reading

  • Major Food Corporations Say No More GMO

    By Caitlin Watkins The controversy over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in our food is making mainstream news yet again this week.  Food companies are choosing to opt-out of GMO ingredients in the manufacturing and selling of their food products due to consumer demand.  The following companies made headlines this week: Smart Balance rejects GMOs Smart Continue Reading

  • In New England, two victories and a loss for GMO labeling

    New England:  home of  arctic temps, piles of snow – and a whole lot of action on GMO labeling. In 2013, Connecticut became the first state in the nation to sign a GMO labeling bill into law, followed by Maine in early January 2014. However, both bills contain provisions that prevent the laws from going into immediate Continue Reading

  • Maine becomes second state to pass GMO labeling law

    Yesterday Maine’s Governor signed into law the second GMO labeling bill in the US, after a similar bill was signed in Connecticut in late 2013. However, both bills contain provisions that prevent the laws from going into immediate effect.   Maine’s bill, for example, requires that five other states pass similar GMO labeling bills, and Continue Reading

  • CU: GMO Labeling Ballot Initiative is “the Right Choice for Washington Consumers”

    by Maureen Mahoney Consumers Union’s Dr. Michael Hansen is taking to the airwaves in support of the effort to label genetically engineered (GE) food in Washington State, calling the initiative, “the right choice for Washington consumers.” Dr. Hansen, Senior Scientist at Consumers Union, appeared in a recently-filmed video ad in support of Washington’s ballot initiative Continue Reading

  • Consumers Union to NH legislature: No “horrifying double digit” cost increases for GE labeling

    by Maureen Mahoney Speaking before New Hampshire legislators last week, Dr. Michael K. Hansen, senior scientist with Consumers Union, sent a clear message: labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods won’t lead to out-of-control food costs. Dr. Hansen’s presentation to the state’s House Environment and Agriculture Committee was in support of a proposed New Hampshire law Continue Reading

  • Should New York State require labeling of GE foods? At public hearing, Consumers Union expert says ‘yes’

    by Maureen Mahoney Today, Michael K. Hansen, Ph.D., senior scientist at Consumers Union, spoke at a public hearing in support of a pending New York State bill that would require food manufacturers to label products that are genetically engineered (GE). The hearing, organized by the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Consumer Affairs, was Continue Reading

  • Chipotle, Whole Foods lead the food industry on GMO labeling

    by Maureen Mahoney Some prominent names in the food industry, like Chipotle Mexican Grill, Whole Foods Market, and Ben & Jerry’s, are responding to consumer concern over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by taking steps such as labeling them in their products or menu items, or by starting to phase out use of genetically engineered foods Continue Reading

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