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Vermont is just one state where lawmakers are considering a bill that would require labels on all foods and beverages containing genetically-modified ingredients. Though two states have passed GMO-labeling laws, none go so far as Vermont, and lawmakers there are preparing for the inevitable backlash from GMO-powerhouse Monsanto.
According to the VT Digger, GMO labeling bill H. 112 was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. It has already made it through the Senate Committee on Agriculture, and has one more stop in Appropriations before it goes to the Senate floor. A similar bill has already passed the House.
Connecticut and Maine have passed GMO-labeling laws, but both of those states included a “trigger” in their legislation. Those triggers state that the labeling laws will only be put into effect if surrounding states pass similar bills. Vermont’s law doesn’t have such a trigger.