YIPPEE! WAHOO! HIP HIP HOORAY!
Not that I’m all that surprised…I’m a native New Englander and Vermont has always been liberal and bucolic and determined to stay that way. Hell, in 1966 they banned billboards so you can drive through every inch of that gorgeous state and not see one single advertisement eye sore! Kudos to the folks in Vermont willing to be David and stand up to Goliath/Monsanto!
This just in from the OCA:
Earth Day is coming up next Tuesday. This year, Mother Earth has at least one thing to celebrate—the beginning of the end of Monsanto’s evil empire.
Yesterday, Vermont passed H.112, this country’s first no-strings-attached law requiring the mandatory labeling of GMOs (genetically modified organisms), and outlawing the practice of labeling GMO-contaminated foods as “natural” or “all-natural.”
With the passage of the Vermont GMO labeling law, after 20 years of struggle, it’s time to celebrate our common victory. But as we all know, the battle for a new food and farming system, and a sustainable future has just begun.
Monsanto will likely sue Vermont. And lose. And the Gene and Junk Food Giants will still try to pass afederal law intended to strip Vermont, and every other state, of the right to pass GMO labeling laws.
But we will fight back. And we will win.