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Lawmakers support GMO labeling

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

Vermont is moving closer to requiring food producers to label products with genetically enhanced ingredients.

Despite the threat of a lawsuit from mega-corporations like Monsanto, members of the House of Representatives say public demand led them to act Friday.

The body voted in support of a bill requiring labeling.

Proponents say even if all the science on GMO's isn't in yet, the information should be made available to consumers.

Shorham Rep. Will Stevens said, "One's decision as to whether one way or another is more acceptable, ultimately comes down to personal option based on the info they have in from of them at any given time"

Following the bill's passage Friday, the measure heads to the Senate. However, that body is not expected to have time to consider it until next year.

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