Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin
It’s great news that Vermont’s is the first state in the United States to pass a law that will require food manufacturers to label foods that have been genetically engineered or contain genetically engineered ingredients.
The states of Maine and Connecticut have also passed GE labeling bills, but unlike Vermont’s, they’ll only go into effect if surrounding states pass similar legislation.
It was so disappointing when a GE labeling ballot measure failed in Washington state in 2013 and the year before in California.