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Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law: Caveat Emptor 

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Access to information is practically a birthright today.  Whether through iPhones, iPads, the Internet, email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or other social media platforms, we literally have more information at our fingertips than ever before.  What if, however, an information source is only 50 percent accurate?  The public would almost certainly ignore or disregard that source. It seems like common sense then that a law such as Vermont’s GMO labeling statute that purports to promote transparency Read More >

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Vermont Invades Your Kitchen

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As discussion over GMO food labeling moves to the Senate with consideration of S. 2609, the Biotech Labeling Solutions Act, the Wall Street Journal editorial board explains how Vermont’s state rule to label GMO foods will raise costs nationwide: The Constitution gives Congress the power to oversee interstate commerce, including the right to pre-empt state laws that dictate rules for businesses that operate nationwide. The organic legislators of Vermont will soon mandate deceptive and costly Read More >

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Take Action Now to Support Senator Pat Roberts’ GMO Labeling Bill!

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On Friday, February  19th, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts posted his GMO labeling bill which would block states from introducing their own labeling laws. The bill would also require the Agriculture Department to set national standards for voluntarily labeling of food and foods containing bioengineered (bill defines the term bioengineered) ingredients. Further, it requires USDA and the Health and Human Services Department to survey consumer knowledge about Ag Biotech to determine whether consumers have access Read More >

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States Shouldn’t Undermine A Pathway to A Federal Solution to the GMO Disclosure Issue

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The year is not yet a month old but several state legislatures are already considering state GMO labeling bills. In Maine, the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is holding a work session today on a pair of GMO labeling bills that carried over from 2015. On Tuesday, January 26th, the New Hampshire House Committee on Environment and Agriculture is holding a hearing on a GMO labeling bill that was introduced earlier this year. Meanwhile, Read More >

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Let’s Take a Look Back at 2015: Agriculture

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2015 was a year of challenges and accomplishments for the Agriculture Industry. Trade, GMO labeling and the COOL Act are just naming a few items that were up for discussion and debate. Below are 10 noteworthy Ag events that happened in 2015, making it a memorable year for the industry. GE Salmon – After more than two decades of regulatory review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally approved the genetically engineered (GE) AquAdvantage® Read More >

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