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GMO Update—Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill and Stands Up to Industry Bullying as New Research Confirms Safety Concerns

GMO Labeling

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  • A recent study found that all Roundup Ready soybean samples contained residues of glyphosate. Meanwhile, no residues of either kind were found in the conventional non-GE and organic varieties
  • In terms of nutrition, organic soybeans contained slightly higher levels of protein and lower levels of omega-6, compared to both conventionally-grown non-GE and GE soy
  • A large portion of the GE soy grown actually ends up in your meat, as soy is a staple of conventional livestock feed. Much of the rest ends up as vegetable oil, used in processed foods and fast food preparation
  • Vermont has passed the first no-strings-attached GMO labeling bill (H.112). The new law will require any genetically engineered food sold in Vermont to be labeled by July 1, 2016
  • Vermont is establishing a state defense fund to pay for legal costs associated with defending the law against any legal challenge by the food industry

By Dr. Mercola

In a recent article titled "Monsanto GM Soy is Scarier than You Think," Mother Jones went into some of the details surrounding our genetically engineered (GE) food supply.


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