GMO labeling: Vermont proves “I think it can”
The state of Vermont, which ranks 43rd in size among the 50 United States, is the little state that could. In Vermont, the state’s GMO mandatory labeling law goes into effect this July. So what has given this state steam to be the little engine that could? The answer is three simple words: GMO labeling law.
In an earlier blog, we reported on the fight for GMO labeling and how Americans are demanding a right to know what is in their food. But like any fight, there are those who are opposed to this on various levels. In fact, last week Congress tried to steamroll right over Vermont’s labeling law, but was unsuccessful.
So where is Vermont getting its strength to go up against giants like the Grocery Manufacturers Association who oppose the GMO labeling law? From the average consumer who believes: “I think I can, I think I can.”
In fact, Americans have made their voices be heard because slowly, but surely, big companies are beginning to listen. Giant company General Mills’ Jeff Harmening recently promised that “consumers all over the U.S. will soon begin seeing words legislated by the state of Vermont on the labels of many of their favorite General Mills products.”
So where does this leave the divisive topic of GMO labeling? The fight is still not over, but Vermont, who will roll out its new law come July is still proving “I think it can.”
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