Yesterday afternoon I got an email from my friends at the Pesticide Action Network with the best piece of GMO-labeling news yet – Congress in the state of Vermont passed the very first GMO-labeling bill with no strings attached!
If you’re wondering why I used the words “with no strings attached”, there is a specific reason.
This is because Maine and Connecticut previously passed their own GMO-labeling bills but each of those had trigger clauses. So, they won’t go into effect unless other neighboring states pass their own laws as well.
With the Vermont bill, there is no trigger clause, which is very significant, and the start date of this GMO-labeling policy will be July 1, 2016.
(Original written by Max Goldberg of Living Maxwell: Your Guide to Organic Food & Drink)