As the general manager of a locally owned natural foods co-operative, I want to express my support of the GMO labeling bill that is currently under consideration in the Vermont Senate.
Increasingly, my customers are asking for honest and clearly labeled products. My customers read labels, and they take their food seriously. More and more, my customers want to know what they are eating. Not only do they want to know the ingredients of their foods, but they also want to know the story behind that food. They want to know which foods are locally sourced, which products are gluten-free, which are certified organic, and which are fairly traded.
When my customers ask about which products contain genetically modified ingredients, I cannot answer them. I can be certain that certified organic and non-GMO-verified products do not contain GMOs, but what about the hundreds of other products? No one knows for certain.
I want to provide my member-owners and customers with the best shopping experience and customer service that I can, but without proper labeling of GMOs, I cannot adequately do my job and honestly address their needs and concerns.
We all have the right to know what we are eating. So letís lead the country in passing H.112.
SpringfieldMORE IN Letters
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Dutch father of microbiology Antonie van Leeuwenhoek discovers the existence of one-celled organisms; in 1967, The Doors are booked to play the Ed Sullivan show; in 1858, freedom fighter Dred Scott dies on this day in St. Louis.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: No money this year for western rail project, Lola Aiken memorialized in Montpelier, Supreme Court Castleton murder suspect will remain in jail, Shaftbury man fires shots from his AK-47 into neighbor's home.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev arrives in U.S. for historic 13-day visit; in 1987, Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze sign nuclear reduction agreement.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City celebrates completion of its newest mural, on West Street opposite the post office, more than $2 million in federal grants will bolster Vermont's health centers, Patrick McArdle reports on pending sale of Vermont papers.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Henry Hudson sails up the Hudson River as far as present-day Albany, Leo Szilard has epiphany waiting for the light to change, 3 kids report a West Virginia close encounter in 1952.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Who will run for mayor in Rutland next year? Has Bennington overcome its fear of twerking? Documentary 'Hungry Heart' packs the Paramount, and the city's Creek Path scores another million-plus dollars.