Doyle Poll Results, Senate Vote Likely This Week
March 25, 2014
The results are in from Senator Doyle’s annual Town Meeting survey, and the people have spoken! The majority of Vermonters want to see labels on genetically engineered foods. 76% of responders voted yes to the question “Should food products sold in Vermont produced with genetic engineering be labeled?,” with 15% responding “no” and 9% saying they were “not sure.” Thank you to all who took the time to submit your thoughts via the poll. Didn’t get a chance to fill out the survey, but still want your voice heard? Consider writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper! Its a great way to make sure the legislature knows how you feel and to start a conversation about GMO labeling in your community.
The survey results are heartening news as we move into the last of the Senate Judiciary hearings this week. On Wednesday, the committee will be hearing another round of testimony from various food and agricultural interests from around the state, leading up to a possible vote on H.112. While there will be no opportunity for public comment, all those wishing to observe the proceedings are welcome to Room 11 of the State House on Wednesday morning. We will be posting updates via facebook and twitter Wednesday afternoon with the results of the vote should it take place. Stay tuned!