VT Digger: Vermont attorney general yields to feds on GMO labeling

Aug. 3, 2016, 5:46 pm by Mike Polhamus Full Article Attorney General Bill Sorrell said he won’t seek to enforce Vermont’s law requiring labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients now that the president has signed legislation addressing the issue. Vermont’s Act 120, which went into effect July 1, was pre-empted when President Barack Obama Continue Reading

Huffington Post: GMO Labeling Efforts Reveal Best and Worst of Democracy

7/29/16 By Ken Roseboro Full Article State laws resulted from citizen action; national bill ignored citizens’ wishes in favor of corporate interests In 2014, Vermont passed the first legislation in the U.S. to require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. A year earlier, Connecticut and Maine also passed GMO labeling bills though these were Continue Reading

KCSG: Coalition petitions to White House demanding President veto DARK Act

by Blair Fitzgibbon; Moms Across America, Published – 07/15/16 Full Article WASHINGTON, D.C.— A major national coalition of right-to-know activists representing more than 100 organizations delivered petitions Friday, signed by 250,000 people to President Barack Obama at the White House. The petitions asked the President to veto S. 764, a bill known as the DARK Continue Reading

Burlington Free Press:

7/14/16 By MARY CLARE JALONICK Full Article WASHINGTON – Consumers wanting to know if their foods contain genetically modified ingredients will be able to find out for the first time. Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Thursday that would require most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic Continue Reading

Ag Web: Applegate Farms Moves to Make Its Meat GMO-Free

July 13, 2016 08:50 AM By Bloomberg Full Article Chicken lovers who demand more than the natural, organic, or free-range labels slapped on pretty much everything these days may be happily surprised to find a new product in the supermarket freezer: Applegate Farms has started shipping Non-GMO Project Verified organic chicken nuggets to retailers nationwide. Continue Reading

WAMC: Vermont Advocates Slam U.S. Senate Approval Of Federal GMO Bill

By Pat Bradley Jul 8, 2016 Full Article and Audio Late Thursday the U.S. Senate approved federal GMO labeling legislation and moved the bill to the House for consideration.  In Vermont, where the first-in-the-nation mandatory GMO labeling law went into effect last Friday, advocates say the federal bill caters to the whims of the corporate Continue Reading

VT Digger: Senate action guts Vermont GMO labeling law

Jul. 7, 2016, 4:30 am by Anne Galloway Full Article The U.S. Senate has eviscerated a Vermont law that would require manufacturers to label genetically modified organisms used in food production. The Senate voted 65 to 32 to end debate and advance a GMO bill that will pre-empt Act 120, a state statute that went Continue Reading

BBC World: GM food: What’s in a label? Plenty, says Vermont

1 July 2016 Last updated at 13:18 BST Jane O’Brien travelled to Vermont to learn more about the GM food fight. Filmed by Colm O’Molloy, edited by Bill McKenna. Produced by Sarah McHaney. Full Article & Video The tiny state of Vermont has taken on the entire US food industry to force many manufacturers to Continue Reading