GMO Labelling May Be Law in Vermont

by Admin on April 25, 2014

The Burlington Free Press Reports that the Vermont Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that could make Vermont the first state to require labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO).

The bill passed the house with a 114-30 vote. Gov. Peter Shumlin has already indicated he would sign the bill.

As of July 1, 2016, the bill will require labels on food products that contain genetically modified ingredients, which often include corn and soy. Food manufacturers say some 70-80 percent of packaged food on a typical supermarket’s store shelves would need to be labeled. The bill grants the Attorney General’s Office the job of establishing rules surrounding the labels.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers foods with genetic modification substantially similar to those without.

But in Thailand, the government has already been taking steps toward the importance of letting customers know what is going into their food. The Thailand FDA will start providing labels for consumers so people can at least be warned before consuming produce that could potentially lead to health problems.

In comparison to the U.S., Thailand is becoming more progressive when it comes to the issue of GMOs and protecting is citizens as labeling is already a requirement.

Read the full story here 

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