Vermont ‘prioritizes’ GMO food labeling law

When University of Vermont student Danielle Piraina heads to the grocery store, she steers clear of certain labels.

“I avoid ‘natural’ because it’s not regulated,” Piraina said.

Last year, she started paying close attention to exactly what is in her food. It was then she realized the word natural can be thrown on any product, even if that product contains genetically-modified organisms like crops that have had changes to their DNA.

“They’re totally fooled, I think the average consumer is,” Piraina said.

So, she headed to Montpelier where lawmakers debated forcing companies to label food that contains GMOs and forbid others from using the word “natural.”

View the original article here: Debate over GMO labeling law in Vermont

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