Terri Hallenbeck
Burlington Free Press
April 24, 2014

The House on Wednesday propelled to the governor’s desk a bill that could make Vermont the first state to require labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms.

The bill passed the house with a 114-30 vote.

For supporters of the labeling requirement, Wednesday’s vote was another step in a decade-long effort they hope will sweep across the country.

“Our constituents have spoken. They feel it’s important to know what’s in their food,” said House Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Partridge, D-Windham.

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