Last Friday on the Statehouse lawn, people from all over Vermont gathered to celebrate the effective date of Act 120 – our state’s landmark GMO food labeling law that has, as one headline put it, “brought the food industry to its knees.” The celebration, under a beautiful blue sky, was reminiscent of the May afternoon just over two years ago when, on those same steps, Act 120 was signed into law.
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We’ll gather on the State House lawn to celebrate this major milestone in food system transparency and to hear from some of the activists, farmers, food producers, policymakers and others who helped make GMO labeling a reality in Vermont.
With the start date of Vermont’s GMO labeling law less than two months away, we are continuing to fight efforts to weaken or preempt our law at both the state and federal level. Here in Vermont, efforts from within the State House to slow the implementation of Vermont’s labeling law were thwarted last week. Changes to the law were successfully limited...
Following the failure earlier this month of a U.S. Senate bill that aimed to stop state GMO labeling laws, an outpouring of announcements came from major food brands who say they plan to label their GE products not only in Vermont, but nationwide. With the July 1st implementation date for Vermont’s Act 120 quickly approaching, the GMO labeling train set in motion by our small state in 2014 is forging ahead, and it appears some big food companies are finally jumping on board.
by Maddie Monty, Policy Advisor, NOFA Vermont
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