- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The House is slated to take a final vote on legislation that would require foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such in Vermont and then send it on to Gov. Peter Shumlin.

Three House committees reviewed and endorsed a Senate-passed version of the bill, so passage is expected without having to take the measure to a conference committee.

That would send it on to Shumlin, who has indicated he will sign it.

There have been worries that Vermont becoming the first state to require GMO labeling would attract lawsuits by the food and biotech industries.

But Shumlin said last week he believes changes from the original version of the bill have made it defensible in court.