GMO Labeling Advocates See Improved Chances

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The head of a group supporting labeling of genetically modified food says she thinks the chances for passage this year in Vermont are good.

The House Agriculture Committee approved a GMO labeling bill both last spring and again on Friday. But last year’s action came late enough in the session that the legislation didn’t have time to get a vote in the full House or be acted on in the Senate.

Andrea Stander, executive director of the Rural Vermont farm advocacy group, says this year’s earlier completion of the Agriculture Committee’s work means the measure should have a good chance of making it the rest of the way through the process.

It calls for foods made with genetic engineering or containing genetically engineered ingredients, to bear special labels.

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