Thanks to a really idiotic Vermont law, food companies all over the U.S. are scrambling to make thoroughly useless changes to their labels, specifying whether any GM ingredients are in their products. Providing no scientific merit, the law seems to be designed simply to benefit Vermont. Guess who will pay the higher prices for this nonsense?
In the debate between public health and personal choice, the Vermont House came down on the side of science and voted to repeal an earlier bill that allowed parents to avoid vaccinating their children based on philosophical beliefs
As one of only a few states that have passed laws requiring the labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods or ingredients, Vermont is feeling its way carefully.
Last week, a bill was introduced into Congress that would preempt any efforts by state legislatures to require manufacturers to label the presence of genetically-engineered ingredients in their products.