Following the victory GMO labelling law, we explore reasons why thousands of families are likely to move to Vermont in time for the new era of food labeling. Vermont’s Governor Pete Shumlin could be signing in a law with a broad range of exciting economic benefits including uplift in demand for housing and economy. Here are Five reasons you may want to join many young families and move to Vermont:
1. Easy food shopping. Clearly marked choices. Vermont has made the necessary legislation picking up where the FDA has left off when it comes to defining natural and labeling GMO foods.
The bill makes it illegal to call any food product containing GMOs “natural” or “all natural.” Urvashi Rangan, executive director of the Consumer Reports Food Safety and Sustainability Center said “Companies shouldn’t be able to do an end run by slapping a ‘natural’ label on a product that contains GMOs as, unfortunately, they are allowed to do today. Leave it to the state of Vermont to pick up where the FDA has left off when it comes to defining natural.”
Many mothers are busy looking for Non-GMO brands to feed their young family. Making the move to Vermont could be the very answer to save time shopping and enjoy more of the green outdoors.
The deadline to change the labels is mid 2016, just enough time to plan and move your life to Vermont.
2. A Natural place near huge & exciting cities
Vermont sits between four major metropolises: Montreal, Boston, New York and Philadelphia. All 4 major cities are 2 -3 hours drive away, or a very short flight from the Capital or Vermont Montpelier. Interestingly, these States all have a huge organic / non GMO following and already Vermont is beneficiary to people moving in from surrounding states. The new label laws will likely boost this already existing trend plus people from many other states. Some Californian families, for example, who narrowly missed out on the GMO legislation in their state, may make the move East.
3. Vermont is growing private sector jobs and people are finding work. Highest Minimum Wage in the USA
Vermont’s per capita personal income for 2013 is estimated at $45,783, increasing the state’s ranking to 19th.
In a press release during April 2014, Annie Noonan Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor said;
“The state’s economy has shown great resiliency over the last few years considering all that Vermont has faced with the national recession, multiple weather-related disasters and layoffs from some large employers. Despite those facts, Vermont is growing private sector jobs and people are finding work.
Vermont’s minimum wage will rise from $8.73 to $10.50 over the next four years making it the Highest State Minimum Wage In The Country. This is another Bill passed by Governor Peter Shumlin that gives good reason to move to Vermont.
4. Green Mountains; bike’s and Ski’s
Because of the beautiful mountains and lakes, Vermonters cruise around in four-wheel-drive vehicles with ski racks in winter and bike racks in summer.
The Green Mountains are a mountain range in the U.S. state of Vermont. The range runs primarily south to north and extends approximately 250 miles (400 km) from the border with Massachusetts to that with Quebec, Canada. These Green Mountains and the nation’s first — and some would argue best — long-distance hiking path, the Long Trail.
5. Fresh, organic food with a farming fashion trend!