Vermont lawmakers unlikely to resolve GMO labeling this year

| | April 18, 2013
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MONTPELIER, Vt. – Sen. David Zuckerman first proposed labeling requirements for food products containing genetically modified ingredients a dozen years ago. He’s still waiting for the Vt. Legislature to pass a bill. Chances are, it isn’t coming this year.

“The longer the delay– we’ve been discussing some of these issues for years, and will people survive another year, certainly, but consumers want to know,” said Zuckerman, P-Chittenden County.

Proponents of stricter labeling say the health effects of modified organisms aren’t clear. With some 80 percent of food using engineered ingredients, they argue consumers have the right to know what they’re eating.

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