Vt. House committee approves GMO food bill

3/1/2013 12:30 PM
By Associated Press

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Agriculture Committee in the Vermont House has approved a bill calling for genetically modified foods to be specially labeled.

The bill lays out technical definitions for what constitutes genetic modification, and says food that has been subject to those techniques must bear a label saying so.

The legislation faces an uncertain future, and is expected to go next to the House Judiciary Committee, before being debated by the full House.

Supporters of the House bill say consumers want information about what's in their food.

The bill has drawn warnings from the attorney general's office that it's likely to be challenged in a lawsuit brought by industry.


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