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GMO Labeling in Vermont

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- 1465 days ago -
GMO's will now be labeled in Vermont. Congrats to Vermont for being the first state (that I know of anyway), to do this! This battle took twenty years. But the war has just begun. Look out for the evil Monsanto Dragon! This is my first submission.

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Ted W (127)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 10:47 am
Noted! Thanks Ashley! :)

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 10:50 am
Good news! Thanks Ashley :-)

Christeen A (370)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 12:33 pm
Good news here. Thank you.

Nicole W (646)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 12:43 pm
ty Ashley for posting and Ted for forwarding

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 12:43 pm
Signed and noted

Bridget Robertson (106)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 12:54 pm
Good news. Thank you Ted for forwarding.

Frances D (135)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 12:57 pm
Great... and great article...Congrats on your first submission

Ruth L (242)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 1:02 pm
Noted. Good for Vermont and hope more states join quickly. Thanks Ashley for an informative first submission and thanks Ted for forwarding and sharing.

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 2:08 pm
Thank you, Ashley ! Ted also, for the forward :)

Thursday April 17, 2014, 2:19 pm
This is good news! Thank you Ashley and Ted :)

Cathy B (426)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 2:47 pm
Great news! Thank you for posting it Ashley & forwarding it Ted. :)

Mary T (358)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:07 pm
Great News!!! Thank you Ashley and Ted for forwarding

Alan H (62)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:12 pm
Great to hear. Thanks Ashley.

Patricia L (287)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:14 pm
Noted, Thanks to Ashley and Ted

Ismail Al ahmad (171)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:14 pm
Thank you Ashley and you Patricia for forwarding , Finally

Karen Gee (97)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:16 pm
Noted TY Ashley

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:17 pm
noted,shared on fb,twitter,google+.thx

Roseann d (178)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:17 pm
The GMO proponent in the article is WRONG, the nutritional value of GMOs is NOT the same. They are extremely deficient and negligent at best. Besides wreaking havoc on the environment with toxic Agent Orange, and your kids will never know what REAL foods taste like. All great reasons to ban this freakin' sh*t.

Ondine J (134)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:17 pm
Great news, thanks Ashley and Patricia for the forward.

Margaret Goodman (243)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:20 pm
Hooray for Vermont! Thank you, Ashley, for posting the good news, and thank you, Ted, for forwarding it.

Vermont has also passed the first law for single payer health insurance.

Hoping that the rest of the nation follows Vermont.

Tina F (113)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:25 pm
Good news for a change! Thanks Ashley and Patricia foe forwarding.

Tommy Y (53)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:28 pm
Good for Vermont!! Lawmakers throughout this nation should sit up and take notice that progressive thinking has it's rewards, and that all other states should not hesitate to follow suit. Good job, Ashley. Your first submission is a success! Thankx.

Laurie B (93)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:29 pm
Noted and shared Ashley, great news thank you!

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:39 pm
Noted! Maybe this will Start a trend.

Annemie O (153)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:41 pm
It's possibel!

will n (115)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:51 pm
Noted . Thanks Ashley

Michela M (3964)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 4:03 pm



I DEFINITELY ADORE VERMONT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Gravemaker (62)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 4:03 pm
Noted. Congrats to Ashley for her first submission and thank you Patricia for forwarding. Excellent news. 1 State
down, 49 to go.

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Arielle S (313)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 4:16 pm
May this be the first grave in Monsanto's product line...thanks, Ashley!

Clare M (80)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 4:18 pm
Well done to all those in Vermont who have brought about this most needed change. I ask that they now embark on a World Tour and bring this important information to ALL consumers.

Sara V (0)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 4:35 pm
While I appreciate the idea of setting Monsanto back on it s heels and wasting its ill-gotten money on fighting court battles to block labeling, it really is a waste of time and energy.

If people just buy organic/GMO-free foods (already labeled) and/or know enough about where their food comes from (this option is best for everyone), there is no need for any legislation or labeling. It's like labeling a product "Contains Fat" instead of "Fat free." Just assume there are GMOs in a product if it isn't labeled otherwise or you don't know exactly where it came from.

Sherri Martin (78)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 5:43 pm
Noted and Shared

Pat B (356)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 6:17 pm
Good news, thank you.

Marianne R (95)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 6:18 pm
Good news! Thanks Ashley

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 6:19 pm
Great News!
Noted & Shared. Thanks for posting Ashley.

JL A (281)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 6:25 pm
Thanks for sharing this wonderful news as your first submission Ashley! Thanks for the heads up Ted.

Thursday April 17, 2014, 7:09 pm
Noted. Thanks Ashley

Janice D (85)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 7:15 pm
Noted thx for posting Ashley & Patiia for forwarding . I love good news for a change = )

Laurie H (817)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 7:25 pm
WOW!!!!!THIS really holds out so much promise & hope for expansion of this to follow throughout our country!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS SO NEEDED!!!!!! Love this happy news----whatta boost!!!!! Thanks SO MUCH Ashley & Ted for sending!!!~~~~

Kit H (173)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 7:35 pm
Let this be the start!

Dwain La'Brooy (331)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 8:17 pm
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Vicky P (476)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 9:15 pm

Heidi Walderra (162)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 9:54 pm
Noted. Thanks Ashley.

cynthia l (207)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 9:57 pm
Good news, thx Ashley and Congrats
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Marga Becker (67)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 10:57 pm
Thank you Ashley for your efforts and all the power you put in. Wish you and us further success.

Hahn H (167)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 11:02 pm
Good news! Hope the rest of the world will follow...

Jeannet Bertelink (74)
Friday April 18, 2014, 12:30 am
Very good news! Thanks Ashley and Patricia

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday April 18, 2014, 1:57 am
Thanks Ashley.

John Holton (343)
Friday April 18, 2014, 2:14 am
Now we're starting to get somewhere!!

Sylvie A (193)
Friday April 18, 2014, 3:31 am
Merci Ashley.

Ben O (171)
Friday April 18, 2014, 4:34 am
Right...however, it would be a lot better if we didn't have had any GMO's in the first place!
And, Monsanto is pure EVIL, that's all ther is to it...

Rhonda B (106)
Friday April 18, 2014, 5:08 am
Noted, Thank you Ashley. Thank you Ted for forwarding it to me.

Rae Nelson (47)
Friday April 18, 2014, 5:27 am
Noted-Great story Ashley! Thanks!

Autumn Brook (23)
Friday April 18, 2014, 7:13 am
*176 1st Amendment-Buckley v. Valeo - Money is equivalent to speech
*1996 1st Amendment -Right Not To Speak - International Dairy Foods Association, v. Amestoy.
No requirement to label products containingbovine growth hormone. Extended to statements of fact as well as statements of opinion.Prevents laws requiring GMO's to be labeled
* 2003-1st Amendment - Untruths In Advertising -Nike v.Kasky - Question of whether 1st Amendment gives a corporation the right to speak lies remains unsettled. These sources of corporate personhood are provided by "Timeline of Personhood Rights ad Powers " prepared by" Womens International League for Peace and Freedom" Having read this Vermont GMO labeling bill STILL PENDING As of which 5 States MUST pass their GMO Labeling Bills before the 5 states can willfully exercise their enactments.CT & ME have approved GMO labeling Law in their state and each Governor has signed them into law However there is a condition when any state within this Union attempts to amend/ in opposition to a Federal law. Let this be a lesson in United We Stand and Divided we fall. Speaking on behalf of Maine of wich I stand with the people and live We The People demonstrated in organized pettioning as well as in Police escorted Rallies as were demonstrated in many countres( World Monsanto Resistance March) in days that we witnessed the planets people actively United against the hidden allwances in our foods. We took it to the streets,blasted it by email ,blogs,& phones, petitoning to our Legislative bodies,spoke by witness testimony to the Capitals and participated within our Legislature bodies and committees with outside social organizations(scientists) that spoke with for and by We The People of Maine and we were powerful and our State Senate and House unanimously approved and enacted with the People a GMO Labeling Bill. Please get educated in what it takes when The People with their elected bodies with their states wish to challenge Federal rules/ laws within their governance STATE bodies you will learn the rules, work,and the fortitude that is expected in over ruling/Amending a Federal Body. I wish to correct this article that ME & CT "are waiting for 3 more states within the rules of Federal guidelines in the NE geography and population "which is a Federal Rule" that prevents our passed GMO Labeling Bills from becoming active by LAW.until these rules are met. Just like We The People of every state are forming political active groups in order to Amend Citizens United.Please be attentive to any American who volunteers to collect signatures by petition within your home states and you will be ever thankful & part of which Yes We The People Know We Can Be The Change We Want To See. Together our boundaries do not seperate the light we shine on the darkest things, Always know this and carry this within your minds, hearts,and actions that If God be for Us,who shall be against us.Please be involved with your state citizens initiatives and be part of the change Thank You. These 2 very hot contested topics need to stay in the LIGHT and with each citizens initiatives & State Governments actions in support to our Unified voices we shall celebrate in the victories we wish to win and know it has been worth all the tireless efforts it has taken to be.God Bless America and all people on behalf of righteous undertakings that unite for and with a lifeforce that is more powerful than any ill-gotten gain Amen

David C (133)
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:52 am
may the nation follow.....and may the bill in Congress to not allow states to force gmo labelling fail!

Sara V (0)
Friday April 18, 2014, 10:35 am
Ashley is right - labeling would likely have some impact. I thought I'd write again because I used to support it but have changed my mind.

I read a great point - who would labeling empower? The people? To the contrary - it would empower the regulating/enforcement agencies. Who are they? The USDA with Tom Vilsack (Monsanto bedfellow) at its helm, and the very government which supports GMOs through subsidies and judicial shenanigans. Can we trust them? No. Besides, it is far better if we can more simply empower ourselves - grow our own food and support local farmers such that Monsanto et al disappear or their bottom lines are severely effected because we are pursuing alternatives.

Also, organic labeling is voluntary, which is great since it doesn't bring force into the equation.

Victoria Oakey (124)
Friday April 18, 2014, 1:28 pm
Gladly noted, such good news, the tide is turning. Ty Ashley.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday April 18, 2014, 3:03 pm
Vermonters are being very wise people. The Leadership has been well chosen by the people and those like the Independent Bernie Sanders has taken the time to explain well to the people various policies. Likewise the people speak up and the Leadership listens to The People.

Is all fine and well to say, buy organic, grow your own foods, but there are millions of people in this Country that live in cities that have no ground to grow their food upon. There are food deserts where people are not able to buy fresh vegetables no matter if they are organic or not. There are a lot of Elderly that can't grow their own foods or the disabled. All these people should have the right to know what they are placing inside of their bodies.

I agree with Ben, there shouldn't been GMO's at all therefore nothing would need to have labels. If Companies were truly ethical and followed a higher moral compass their foods wouldn't need to be labeled because the crap wouldn't be in the foods to begin with.

First article for posting Ashley.....good for you.

Sara S (2)
Friday April 18, 2014, 3:06 pm
Congratulations, Vermont!

Mandi T (390)
Friday April 18, 2014, 5:44 pm
Yay Vermont, a beautiful place. Tks Ashley and Peter for the forward.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday April 18, 2014, 6:10 pm
Noted, Thank you Ashley and Patricia L. for the forward

Gordon Van Gies (117)
Friday April 18, 2014, 6:45 pm
Thanks, Ashley.

Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:57 pm
I am so grateful to Gordon Van Gies, my dear friend, for this forward. As a true Vermonter (displaced in Arizona), I know that Vermont will continue to lead this nation in progressive thinking and enabling citizens to educate themselves on vital issues. This is a wonderful example of Vermont in Action.

I would like to say that Vermont will also lead the nation in single payer healthcare. The Vermont program will be fully implemented in April 2015.

Vermont Senator. Bernie Sanders, will run for president, not to become president, but to give the Populist Party a voice. When the Populist Party exercises its voice, chrony capitalism will be crushed.

I am proud that Vermont will lead the nation in creating a caring, progressive, populist anti capitalist force that will crush chrony capitalism and save the United States from the current fascist agenda of the Tea Party.

Thank you again for the forward, dearest Gordy.

Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Friday April 18, 2014, 9:00 pm
I would like to add Bernie Sanders made his announcement that the purpose of his presidential bid was to create a national voice for the Populist Party at a Town Hall Meeting in Brattleboro, Vermont, earlier today.

Is Bernie the Coolist or what?

Tina Schaeffer (44)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 5:56 am
Noted thank you sooo much Ashley for sharing this wonderful news:) Vermont rocks:)

Patricia G (103)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 11:00 am
Hooray, Way to go Vermont.....Let this start the ball rolling thruout USA

Neill A (667)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 11:18 am
Great news! Noted. Thanks for posting.

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 12:33 pm
Actually Connecticut and Maine have approved labeling, although those laws dont take effect until more states follow with their own legislation. So with Vermont adding in......this is good, but we need more to do so.

Gregg Kelly (66)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 1:13 pm
Noted ! :-)...Great news :-D...Thanks for posting this Ashley !

Angelus S (119)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 6:35 am
Vermont leads the country in many ways fighting for our rights

Rhonda B (106)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 9:41 am
Thank You Ashley

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Wednesday April 23, 2014, 9:43 am

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Sandra S (93)
Sunday May 4, 2014, 11:15 am
Great story Ashley-I hope more states will follow-
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