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A bill that would shift all liability for genetically engineered (GE) crops off farmers and onto biotech seed manufacturers was progressing steadily through the Vermont legislature as we went to press. The Farmer Protection Act is the only bill of its kind still alive in the nation after similar initiatives in Montana and North Dakota were defeated earlier this winter.

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On August 3, 2004, Trinity County, California, became the second county in the nation to ban production of genetically engineered (GE) crops and animals. By a vote of three to one, Trinity County Supervisors banned GE crops and animals in order to protect Trinity’s local economy, including its growing organic sector, and the environment.

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Christine Baker of Arundel was shocked to find that GE corn was growing in her Maine town. Inspired by the vote in Mendocino County, Calif., to ban growing GE crops there, she decided to try a similar approach in Maine.

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Vermont’s first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of genetically engineered seeds is going to have some teeth to it, despite initial doubts.

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In keeping with our tradition of democratic initiatives, Maine may well be the first state to require labeling of genetically engineered foods. Maine Right to Know is a coalition of grassroots volunteers coordinating this statewide effort through a citizen’s ballot initiative.

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