Vermont Lawmakers Pass GMO Labeling Bill; Governor Expected To Sign

Vermont lawmakers have passed the country’s first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.

The Vermont House approved the measure Wednesday evening, about a week after the state Senate, and Gov. Peter Shumlin said he plans to sign it. The requirements would take effect July 1, 2016, giving food producers time to comply.

Shumlin praised the vote and said he looked forward to signing the bill.

"I am proud of Vermont for being the first state in the nation to ensure that Vermonters will know what is in their food," he said in a statement.

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Yankees Starter Michael Pineda Thrown Out of Game at Fenway for Using Pine Tar - Extra Bases - Boston.com

He didn’t get away with it a second time. Yankees starter Michael Pineda was ejected from Wednesday night’s Red Sox-Yankees game with two outs in the second inning for using pine tar on the baseball. The pine tar was smudged on the right side of his neck. John Farrell came out to let home plate umpire Gerry Davis know about the situation and after inspection, Davis spotted the pine tar glazed on Pineda’s neck and he was tossed out of the game. On April 10 in New York, with the Red Sox-Yankees game scoreless in Yankee Stadium, a glossy brown substance could be seen on Pineda’s pitching hand. By the time Farrell was alerted to it then, it was gone. “A foreign substance is illegal,” Farrell said in the Bronx. “But by the time we became aware of it, it was gone.”

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Extreme close up of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
Photo by Mark Peterson

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Extreme close up of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Photo by Mark Peterson