By Maddie Monty, NOFA Vermont Office Manager and Policy Advisor
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NOFA Vermont is a member of the Working Lands Partnership, a collaborative effort that is working to support local agriculture and forestry, grow and attract farm and forest entrepreneurs, and conserve Vermont’s Working Landscap
Please submit comments to the FDA by December 15th about how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) impacts your farm or business; FSMA, passed in 2011, represents the most sweeping changes to our nation's food safety system since the 1930s.
Food safety regulations will affect farmers and food processors throughout the country, and NOFA Vermont has been one of many voices calling for these regulations to be amended to be appropriate for organic and small-scale farms.
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We've just got word that Governor Shumlin plans to sign H.112, V
On April 16th the Vermont Senate voted 28-2 in favor of H.112, which would require the labeling of foods made with genetic engineering.
Special update from NOFA's policy advisor, Dave Rogers!
The Vermont Senate Agricultural Committee has been hearing testimony on the GMO Labeling bill for weeks – ever since the legislative session opened in early January.
Update, 11/12: As of now, regulations.gov is running again.
If you're still wondering how FSMA might affect you, read on.