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Rocker Neil Young donates $100,000 to fund to defend Vermonts genetically modified organism labeling law
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of Toronto Star/Associated Press

Toronto Star/Associated Press, July 20, 2015
Posted: August 2nd, 2015

Vermont is scheduled to become the first U.S. state to require foods with altered DNA to be labelled as such. Rocker Neil Young is lending his support to the states efforts. Young, who performed in concert Sunday at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Vermont, appeared earlier with Gov. Peter Shumlin and donated $100,000 to a fund devoted to defending Vermonts genetically modified organism, or GMO, labeling law from legal challenges. Its a huge gift, and we need more like them, Shumlin said Monday. The money will be used to help defray the costs of a legal battle that Attorney General Bill Sorrell has estimated could cost the state as much as $8 million. The Grocery Manufacturers of America and other industry groups are suing to block the law before its scheduled implementation date, July 1, 2016. Young has been touring to promote a new album, The Monsanto Years, which is sharply critical of the Monsanto Co.s role in agriculture.

Note: Monsanto's political clout in the U.S. recently led to what has been popularly termed "the Monsanto protection act." The risks and dangers of genetically engineering crops are becoming increasingly clear.

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