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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Apr 23, 2014 04:49 PM CDT

Vermont Lawmakers Pass Biotech Labeling Legislation

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 ...

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