by Andrew Stein May 7, 2013 Full Article With less than a week remaining in the 2013 legislative session, the House Judiciary Committee voted 7-4 on Tuesday to pass out a bill that would require genetically modified foods to be labeled. House bill 112, which originated in the House Agriculture Committee, is slated to hit Continue Reading
Associated Press 5/7/13 Full Article MONTPELIER — The Vermont House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill requiring labeling of food products containing genetically modified organisms. If it passes the House, as expected, the Senate will likely take it up in January. Critics are warning that if Vermont enacts such a law, it will attract a Continue Reading
Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture and Food Systems: What it Means to Be a Farm and Food Advocate (video)
Published on Apr 26, 2013 By the VLS Center for Agriculture and Food Systems Watch the full video here. At the Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, we learn from our neighbors—farmers and food entrepreneurs. We are part of the community and, through community, experience the legal and policy issues facing small Continue Reading
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by Kimberly Hartke April 10, 2013 Full podcast Episode 8 of the Food Rights Hour podcast is about the National Farmers Union’s endorsement of raw milk. During this episode, host Kimberly Hartke talks about the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) decision to endorse this nutrient-dense beverage with guests David Gumpert, Mark McAfee, Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Richard R. Continue Reading
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By Ronnie Cummins, Katherine Paul, Times Argus 29 April 13 Full Article Monsanto’s lobbyists are out in force in Vermont, lobbying politicians in the hope of scuttling H.122, Vermont’s labeling law, which would require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). They’re repeating ad nauseum their propaganda claims that GE foods and crops Continue Reading
By Dave Gram 5/3/13 Full Article MONTPELIER — With time ticking down in this year’s Vermont Legislative session, it’s becoming clear that lawmakers won’t pass a bill requiring labels on genetically modified food before wrapping up their work for 2013. The House Judiciary Committee isn’t expected to finish its work on the measure and send Continue Reading
By Carey Gillam Thu Apr 25, 2013 New efforts to force labeling of foods made with genetically modified crops, including a bill introduced by U.S. lawmakers Wednesday, have struck a nerve with biotech crop developers who say they are rushing to roll out a broad strategy to combat consumer concerns about their products. Full Article Continue Reading