copyright the Chronicle May 21, 2014
by Bethany M. Dunbar
Orleans County farmers and consumers won’t be immediately affected by Vermont’s first-in-the-nation passage of legislation requiring labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients.
The legislation allows two years for the rulemaking process, and potential challenges are brewing in the courts and in Congress in the meantime.
“I’m really proud of Vermont as a state,” said Jack Lazor of Butterworks Farm in Westfield, a leader in the organic farming movement. He said he has always thought those who like genetically modified organisms (GMOs) ought to be happy to include them on their labels.
“Well, if it’s that safe, label it and be proud of it,” he said.