Food manufacturers pulling 3,000 products from VT due to GMO labeling law

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Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law took effect [July 1]. Lawmakers, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, joined the crowd, celebrating.

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The celebration came as retailers across Vermont got word manufacturers would stop sending 3,000 products to the state. Many popular brands from every corner of the grocery store will no longer send certain items, ranging from Pepsi Wild Cherry to whole wheat hot dog buns.

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[A.J. Swan of Barre] supports labeling but admits he doesn’t know what effects GMOs have on humans.

“A GMO in the minds of people right now is negative,” he said. “I am guilty of believing that when I haven’t done the full research on it.”

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Reporter Alex Apple: Does it worry you at all that if there is less competition, prices might go up?

Marit Young of Montpelier: I hadn’t really thought of that.

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The average Price Chopper sells 35,000 items. Losing 3,000 is 10 percent of their inventory, leaving some experts to worry whether less competition will breed higher prices.

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