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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Apr 23, 2014 04:48 PM CDT

Vermont will become the first state to actually require labeling of foods with ingredients from biotech (GMO) crops.

The Vermont House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill on Wednesday despite warnings of litigation from major food companies. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, tweeted, "The Leg. Has spoken. (Vermonters) deserve to know what is in their food. I agree and look forward to signing the #GMO labeling bill into law."

Vermont Public Radio posted a more detailed statement from Shumlin, who noted there will be people out there wanting to derail the law. "But I believe this bill is the ...

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