VT Digger: General Mills to label GMO foods

Mar. 19, 2016 by Anne Galloway Full Article General Mills, one of the nation’s largest food manufacturers, announced Friday it will begin labeling products with genetically engineered ingredients in order to comply with a Vermont law. The announcement was made just two days after the defeat of a Senate bill that would have blocked Vermont Continue Reading

WCAX: Win in Washington for Vermont’s GMO labeling law

Posted: Mar 16, 2016 11:59 AM EST Updated: Mar 16, 2016 6:49 PM EST By Alex Apple Full Article Critics called it the Dark Act and an attack on consumer rights. And they prevailed Wednesday in a vote in the U.S. Senate, stopping the bill that would have struck down Vermont’s GMO labeling law. When Continue Reading

VT Digger: Leahy blocks attempt to scuttle Vermont GMO labeling law

Mar. 17, 2016, 6:05 am by Anne Galloway Full Article Senate proposal that would have prevented any state from implementing a GMO labeling law failed on Wednesday. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, would have created a voluntary national labeling standard for foods with genetically engineered ingredients, and it would have blocked Vermont’s Continue Reading

NECN: Vermonters Cheer Defeat of Bill to Block GMO Labeling

Vermont law will require food products to be labeled if they contain bio-engineered ingredient By Jack Thurston Full Article and Video Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vermont, expressed gratitude that a vote failed in the United States Senate, on a bill that could have undone his state’s work to become the first in the nation to require Continue Reading

Statements from Sen. Sanders & Sen Leahy on blocking the DARK Act

Statement from Senator Sanders: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 WASHINGTON, March 16 – Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement after the Senate blocked legislation by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) that would block Vermont and other states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods: “I am pleased that Congress stood up to the demands of Monsanto and other multi-national Continue Reading

Common Dreams: Huge Victory for American Consumers: Senate Rejects DARK Act

3/16/16 Senate bill would have made GMO labeling voluntary despite widespread opposition by Nadia Prupis, staff writer Full Article Update: The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a controversial bill that would have made labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food products voluntary. The bill needed 60 votes to pass and only received 44. Opponents of Continue Reading

The Hill: What Sen. Klobuchar got wrong about our bill

March 11, 2016 By Vermont Representative Kate Webb and Senator David Zuckerman Full Article We were disappointed when Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) voted to forward a bill in the Senate Agriculture Committee that could preempt our state’s genetic engineering labeling law. As lead sponsors of Vermont’s Act 120, we were further perplexed to hear the Continue Reading