Just Label It Commends Vermont’s Commitment to GE Labeling in Historic House Vote
Washington, D.C. (May 10th, 2013) – Just Label It applauded the Vermont House of Representatives for today’s historic vote passing H-112, which would require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food sold in Vermont. The voted passed by an overwhelming margin of 99 to 42, and now moves to the Vermont Senate, which will pick it up when the legislature returns in January 2014.
If the Senate passes the bill, Vermont will be the first in the nation to mandate labeling of GE food. Alaska’s House of Representatives passed legislation earlier this year requiring labeling of GE fish.
“Vermont continues to be a leader in the fight for GE labeling and the consumer right-to-know,” said Scott Faber, Executive Director of Just Label It. “We urge more state leaders to recognize the strong support of this issue nationwide.”
A federal GE labeling bill was recently introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR).