GE seed liability bill won’t be voted out of committee

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The Vermont House on Friday has refused to take action on a bill that would allow farmers to sue manufacturers of genetically engineered seeds.

The bill would have protected farms using the seeds from being sued by a neighboring farmer who wasn’t. The neighboring farmer would only have the opportunity to sue the manufacturer of the seed.

The bill has been bottled up in the House Natural Resources Committee. An effort to pull the bill out of that committee failed by vote of 68 to 60.

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