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We Did It! GMO Labeling Passed in Both the Vermont House & Senate

Kate Duesterberg and Will Allen of Cedar Circle Farm

Kate Duesterberg and Will Allen (along with Cat Buxton) of Cedar Circle Farm were a driving force behind educating Vermonters about the need for GMO labeling. Photo by Robert Eddy.

One of the great things about being a Vermonter is that we still believe in citizen representation. Town meetings, knowing your local politicians, it all helps in creating an atmosphere of community. This time, public interest played a huge part in making Vermont one of the first states to take a stand on GMO labeling.

Farmer friends, Will Allen and Kate Duesterberg of Cedar Circle Farm, were the first to tell me the news when the VT State House of Representatives passed the bill. They’d just come down from Montpelier, the state capital, where they’d been part of the discussion about GMO Labeling, when I interviewed them for my book on small farms a little more then a month ago. Their confidence that the state senate would also see their way to doing the right thing was well founded.

Our beloved senator, Bernie Sanders, whose national rhetoric and voting record makes him one of the finest politicians on Capitol Hill, posted the news on his website last week about the decision made by Vermonters on GMO labeling, as follows: 

A Victory in Vermont on Food Labels
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Vermont Senate voted on Wednesday to require labels on food containing genetically-modified ingredients. “I am very proud that Vermont is taking the lead in a growing national movement to allow the people of our country to know what is in the food they eat. GMO labeling exists in dozens of countries around the world and should exist in the United States,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said. “I will continue my efforts in Washington – against Monsanto and other multi-national food industry corporations – to pass national legislation on this issue.  In the meantime, it is extremely important that Vermont and other states lead the way,” Sanders said.

In Vermont, the Senate vote puts the state on course to become the first to require labels on genetically-modified foods. The House passed a similar bill last year. Elsewhere in New England, Connecticut and Maine have passed GMO labeling laws, but they won’t take effect unless other states pass similar laws.

In Washington, D.C., Sanders earlier this year proposed an amendment to the farm bill to let states require labels on food or beverages made with genetically-modified ingredients. The amendment lost, but Sanders said he would continue to press for federal action on food labels.

His proposal would have required the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to report to Congress within two years on the percentage of food and beverages in the United States that contain genetically engineered ingredients.

Posted: 4-24-2014

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The Vermont Senate voted on Wednesday to require labels on food containing genetically-modified ingredients. “I am very proud that Vermont is taking the lead in a growing national movement to allow the people of our country to know what is in the food they eat. GMO labeling exists in dozens of countries around the world and should exist in the United States,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said. “I will continue my efforts in Washington – against Monsanto and other multi-national food industry corporations – to pass national legislation on this issue.  In the meantime, it is extremely important that Vermont and other states lead the way,” Sanders said. In Vermont, the Senate vote puts the state on course to become the first to require labels on genetically-modified foods. The House passed a similar bill last year. Elsewhere in New England, Connecticut and Maine have passed GMO labeling laws, but they won’t take effect unless other states pass similar laws. In Washington, D.C., Sanders earlier this year proposed an amendment to the farm bill to let states require labels on food or beverages made with genetically-modified ingredients. The amendment lost, but Sanders said he would continue to press for federal action on food labels. His proposal would have required the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to report to Congress within two years on the percentage of food and beverages in the United States that contain genetically engineered ingredients." ["post_title"]=> string(65) "We Did It! GMO Labeling Passed in Both the Vermont House & Senate" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(157) "VT Passes GMO Labeling! Public interest played a huge part in making Vermont one of the first states to pass a GMO labeling law to take effect July 1, 2016. " ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(62) "we-did-it-gmo-labeling-passed-in-both-the-vermont-house-senate" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2014-08-01 21:46:33" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-08-01 21:46:33" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(42) "http://inthekitchenwithbronwyn.com/?p=3308" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["queried_object"]=> object(WP_Post)#231 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(3308) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-04-24 23:37:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-04-24 23:37:55" ["post_content"]=> string(3386) "[caption id="attachment_3309" align="alignleft" width="368"]Kate Duesterberg and Will Allen of Cedar Circle Farm Kate Duesterberg and Will Allen (along with Cat Buxton) of Cedar Circle Farm were a driving force behind educating Vermonters about the need for GMO labeling. Photo by Robert Eddy.[/caption] One of the great things about being a Vermonter is that we still believe in citizen representation. Town meetings, knowing your local politicians, it all helps in creating an atmosphere of community. This time, public interest played a huge part in making Vermont one of the first states to take a stand on GMO labeling. Farmer friends, Will Allen and Kate Duesterberg of Cedar Circle Farm, were the first to tell me the news when the VT State House of Representatives passed the bill. They’d just come down from Montpelier, the state capital, where they’d been part of the discussion about GMO Labeling, when I interviewed them for my book on small farms a little more then a month ago. Their confidence that the state senate would also see their way to doing the right thing was well founded. Our beloved senator, Bernie Sanders, whose national rhetoric and voting record makes him one of the finest politicians on Capitol Hill, posted the news on his website last week about the decision made by Vermonters on GMO labeling, as follows: 
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The Vermont Senate voted on Wednesday to require labels on food containing genetically-modified ingredients. “I am very proud that Vermont is taking the lead in a growing national movement to allow the people of our country to know what is in the food they eat. GMO labeling exists in dozens of countries around the world and should exist in the United States,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said. “I will continue my efforts in Washington – against Monsanto and other multi-national food industry corporations – to pass national legislation on this issue.  In the meantime, it is extremely important that Vermont and other states lead the way,” Sanders said. In Vermont, the Senate vote puts the state on course to become the first to require labels on genetically-modified foods. The House passed a similar bill last year. Elsewhere in New England, Connecticut and Maine have passed GMO labeling laws, but they won’t take effect unless other states pass similar laws. In Washington, D.C., Sanders earlier this year proposed an amendment to the farm bill to let states require labels on food or beverages made with genetically-modified ingredients. The amendment lost, but Sanders said he would continue to press for federal action on food labels. His proposal would have required the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to report to Congress within two years on the percentage of food and beverages in the United States that contain genetically engineered ingredients." ["post_title"]=> string(65) "We Did It! GMO Labeling Passed in Both the Vermont House & Senate" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(157) "VT Passes GMO Labeling! Public interest played a huge part in making Vermont one of the first states to pass a GMO labeling law to take effect July 1, 2016. " ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(62) "we-did-it-gmo-labeling-passed-in-both-the-vermont-house-senate" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2014-08-01 21:46:33" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-08-01 21:46:33" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(42) "http://inthekitchenwithbronwyn.com/?p=3308" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["queried_object_id"]=> int(3308) }
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