• Vermont bill sets up legal defense fund on GMOs
    April 22,2014
     

    The Associated Press

    MONTPELIER - A Vermont House committee appears comfortable with Senate changes to a bill to require labeling of genetically engineered foods.

    Eight of 11 members of the House Agriculture and Forest Products Committee voted in favor when the committee's chairwoman asked for an informal show of hands.

    The biggest Senate change would set up a $1.5 million fund to help provide legal defense for a GMO labeling law in the event of an expected lawsuit or suits by industry.

    The House panel's vote followed an explanation of the Senate changes by the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Richard Sears.

    Gov. Peter Shumlin has said he's likely to sign the bill, which would implement labeling by July of 2016 and likely make Vermont the first state to have such a law.

    MORE IN This Just In

    MOUNT TABOR — Authorities say approximately 43 attendees of the Rainbow... Full Story

    JAY — A Vermont ski resort's iconic aerial tram has reopened for the summer. Full Story
    Conference on soil, climate set

    CRAFTSBURY COMMON — Sterling College will host a... Full Story
    More Articles
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS