Vermont Law on GMO Labels Stands

by jeeg 30. April 2015 01:51
  A Vermont law that could make the state the first in the country to require labeling of genetically modified food has been allowed by a federal judge to stand for now despite opposition by food industry groups. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss in Burlington on Monday ruled agains... [More]

Seizing DNA In Vermont

by jeeg 11. February 2015 01:14
  Say this for the Vermont Legislature: Sometimes it just won’t take “no” for an answer, even when it should know better. In 2009, the Legislature passed a law extending the requirement to provide DNA samples from only those convicted of felonies to those merely charged wi... [More]

The use and abuse of DNA testing

by jeeg 10. November 2014 22:36
  In a landmark decision, the Vermont Supreme Court has deemed a section of Vermont’s DNA collection statute to be an unconstitutional invasion of personal privacy under the Vermont Constitution. The section of the statute at issue amends 20 V.S.A. § 1933(a)(2), and mandates DN... [More]

DNA and Privacy in Vermont

by jeeg 18. July 2014 18:26
  The intersection of technology and law has been the scene of numerous collisions in recent years, and often it has been unclear which had the better claim to the right of way. A sharply divided Vermont Supreme Court decided just such a case last week, ruling that the routine collection of ... [More]

Vermont court rules no DNA collection until conviction

by jeeg 12. July 2014 15:42
The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled in favor of more than 100 alleged offenders. The case dealt with the collection of their DNA and a suspect's right to keep their genetic material private prior to conviction. The ruling won't overturn any convictions because the practice of collecting a suspect... [More]

Ben & Jerry's Supports Vermont in GMO-Labeling Fight

by jeeg 17. June 2014 23:05
  Iconic Vermont ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's announced a name change for a popular flavor Monday to help raise money to defend a new state law that requires the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms. Gov. Peter Shumlin and company co-founder Jerry Greenfield toge... [More]

Vermont Sued by Grocer Group to Block GMO Food Label Law

by jeeg 13. June 2014 19:59
  Vermont was sued by the packaged food industry in the first of what may be a series of lawsuits to block genetically modified organisms or GMO labeling requirements. Vermont last month became the first state in the U.S. to make GMO labeling mandatory, following failed attempts to pass sim... [More]

Vermont gov signs law to require labels on GMO foods

by jeeg 9. May 2014 21:27
  Standing on the Statehouse steps before a legion of activists, Vermont's governor signed a new law Thursday that could make the state the first to require labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms — and also could make it the first to be sued over the issue. The la... [More]

Vermont lawmakers send GMO food-labeling law to governor

by jeeg 24. April 2014 02:06
  A law that would make Vermont the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, received final approval from state lawmakers on Wednesday and now heads to the governor's desk. The Vermont House of Representative passed the bill 11... [More]

Vermont steps closer to passing GMO food-labeling law

by jeeg 17. April 2014 06:11
  The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Unlike bills passed last year in Maine and Connecticut, which require other states to pass GMO labeling laws before... [More]
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