US state on the brink of requiring GM food labelling
The US state of Vermont looks on course to become the first in the nation to require labelling of foods derived from genetically modified crops after the state Senate overwhelmingly approved labelling legislation. Unlike labelling bills passed by Maine and Connecticut, the Vermont measure does not require other states to act before its requirements enter into effect. "We felt a trigger of some future date relying on other states was not in our best interest," says Senator Dick Sears. "Our best interest is going forward and hoping other states [will] follow Vermont."