GMO Labeling In The Senate

Feb 17, 2014

Genetically engineered products are prevalent in the food system, but the federal Food and Drug Administration doesn't require that foods containing them be labeled. Last spring, Vermont's House passed a bill requiring just that. The bill is currently before the Senate. Supporters say the law is not about the pros and cons of growing GMO foods, it’s about the right to know. Opponents question whether it would stand up in federal court.

We’ll talk to David Zuckerman, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, and Jim Harrison, President of the Vermont Grocer's Association.

Join the conversation: post comments and questions below or write to vermontedition@vpr.net

Also on the show, we'll talk about a rare sketch leaf manuscript written by Ludwig van Beethoven that was recently up for auction in New Hampshire.

Broadcast live on Monday, February 17th at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.