Vermont GMO labeling bill (H.112), which passed the VT House last May by a wide margin, is now being debated in the Vermont Senate. H.112 would require that foods made with genetically engineered (GMO) substances be labeled as such.
Success in the House — in the face of well-financed opposition by a number of global chemical and food corporations — was due to thousands of Vermonters who contacted their representatives and told them — loudly and clearly — to support H.112.
As in the House, passage of H.112 in the Senate and final enactment into law, will require thousands of Vermonters to let their voices be heard by their Senators and in their communities. The opposition’s lobbyists and PR people are already at work in the Statehouse. They are is determined to kill this legislation — no matter the cost.
Now is the time for Vermonters, once again, to let their voices be heard in their Statehouse and by their elected Senators. On January 16, the Vermont Right To Know GMOs coalition, of which NOFA is a member, will be holding A GMO Rally, Teach-in and Lobby Day at the Vermont Statehouse. At this event you will learn more about the issues and how to make sure your voice is heard in the Statehouse by your Senators. Full information about Lobby Day agenda can be found on the Vermont Right To Know GMOs webpage.
Scores of Vermonters have already registered to attend. We hope that you and your neighbors and friends will be able to join us. Let’s show ’em how democracy ‘gets done’ in this little state.