H.112, the GMO food labeling bill moves on to Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s desk for his signature
The 114 to 30 vote is decisive
LATE BREAKING UPDATE FROM VERMONT GOVERNOR PETER SHUMLIN
Announcing he supports the bill and will sign it into law.
“The legislature has spoken loud and clear: Vermonters deserve to know what is in their food. I wholeheartedly agree and look forward to signing the GMO labeling bill into law.
There is no doubt that there are those who will work to derail this common sense legislation. But I believe this bill is the right thing to do and will gain momentum elsewhere after our action here in Vermont. Farming and agriculture are important aspects of Vermont’s history, culture and economy. In this tradition, Vermont has led the local food movement that is better connecting people nationwide with the food they eat. It makes sense that we are again leading the nation in this important step forward.