The latest on Vermont’s GMO labeling bill
If you are just tuning in…
You might think we’ve been here before. Last year, in the 2013 session, the Vermont House of Representatives passed H.112, the GMO food labeling bill requiring labeling of foods with GMOs. This year the Senate has passed the bill and now it goes back to the House for passage. Once the House passes it, the bill goes to Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin for his signature.
This was no small feat.
Senators credited boots-on-the-ground activism and the digital outreach on websites and social media, resulting in thousands of emails and calls, for pushing the legislation.
It’s been 15 years in the making. No other state has passed a bill like this. It’s precedent-setting and will result, I predict, in dozens of other states passing GMO labeling laws. Why? Read on…
On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile. He only held the title for 46 days before the record was broken again. What affect will Vermont’s GMO labeling law have on other states? How long will it be before the barrier is broken again?
If you’ve read this far
If you made it this far, you might appreciate Lawrence Lessig’s TED Talk