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RSVP for Rural Vermont’s Annual Celebration on 5/15 in Chester! (anyone who RSVPs will be entered to win weekly prizes!). More information about the event on this page.

Breaking News! VT Senate Passes GMO Bill


Senator David Zuckerman, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture. The Vermont Senate voted 26 to 2 to give preliminary approval of H.112, Vermont’s GMO labeling bill. Photo by Roger Crowley.

4/16/14: H.112, the GMO Labeling bill, passes the Senate 28-2 in favor! The House of Representatives will now decide whether to accept the Senate’s bill, or form a conference committee to review it further.

4/15/14: Vermont Senate votes 26-2 to approve the GMO Labeling Bill. Check the roll call to find out how your senator voted.

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04/11 GMO Labeling Bill Heads to a Senate Floor Vote

Vt Senate Chamber

Vt Senate Chamber

On Thursday afternoon the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously passed the VT GMO Food Labeling bill. They made only minor changes and the bill now heads to the Senate Floor for a vote early next week.

Please visit the VT Right to Know GMOs page for more updates and how you can help make VT the first state in the country to implement GMO Food Labeling.

Raw Milk Advocates are Being Heard

Art Credit: Phil Herbison

Art Credit: Phil Herbison


The House Agriculture and Forest Products Committee began taking testimony on Rural Vermont’s proposed improvements to the Raw Milk Law on Wednesday 4/2/14.

This Thursday, 4/10, the Committee will hear more testimony. Rural Vermont is organizing producers, customers, health professionals and scientists to testify in support of our recommendations – you can see them in the 2014 Raw Milk Report. Read more…

Judiciary Committee Votes 5-0 to move H.112 Forward

04/10: The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-0 to move H.112 forward. The bill would put labels on GMO foods starting July 1st, 2016.

The bill will be moving on to the Appropriations Committee next week and then hopefully to the Senate Floor. The Appropriations Committee will look at how to create a fund for individuals to contribute to help with implementation of the law. Contact your Senator today and ask them to pass H.112 “as is.” Find out how to contact your Senator.

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