Vermont Passes GMO Labeling
April 23, 2014
After years of hard work and dedicated action Vermont’s GMO labeling Bill has passed both the House and Senate! Today members of the VT House of representatives voted 114 to 30 to concur with the Senate version of the bill and to pass H.112. This nation leading “no strings attached” GMO labeling policy now heads to Governor Shumlin’s Desk for his signature.
Call Governor Shumlin today and urge Him to Sign H.112 into Law
We are one small step away from ratifying the strongest GMO labeling bill in the United States. From all of us at the Coalition we thank our allies across Vermont and across the country who made this possible. It is your action, passion, and commitment to your right to know that got us here.
H.112 will require labels on GMO foods starting in 2016, and would go in to effect without actions in other states. We could not have asked for a better outcome, and it is all thanks to you!
While I am for the banning of GMOS I am VERY happy to see Vermont pass this bill! No other states had to ratify bills in order for this bill to be enforced as was the stipulation in other states like Connecticut and Maine. It is the first bill of its kind regarding GMO labeling and it is a milestone victory for all who have been calling for truth and disclosure. We can only hope to see this becoming law nationwide as the floodgates are opened for other states to follow. Monsanto and their minions are trying very hard to keep states from initiating such laws but this shows that the power of the people and perseverance can win out.
Thank you Vermont for not giving up on doing what is right for consumers and the Earth.
Celebrate at State House
Governor Shumlin plans to sign this bill into law this Thursday, May 8th.
I love Vermont!