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Your yogurt and your chocolate just got a little less GMO-y


Mmmm. GMOs. (daniel.julia / Flickr)

Thanks to a new Vermont law, Dannon (the yogurt people) and Hershey (you know them) are making changes to the ingredients they use for their products.

Starting on July 1, all products sold in Vermont must have genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling. At the same time that’s happening, Dannon, Oikos and Danimals yogurts will stop using synthetic ingredients, moving to milk supplied by cows who are fed with non-GMO feed. They also want to start getting their milk directly from farmers in order to reduce their carbon footprint.

Hershey, too, is moving to cane sugar from the GMO-y sugar beet.

A lot of people have concerns about GMOs — 89% of Americans think foods with GMOs should at least be labeled.

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Your yogurt and your chocolate just got a little less GMO-y

Brianna Snyder

Brianna has been working in media since 2005, when she left Westfield University in Massachusetts and became the listings editor at an alt-weekly in Hartford. Now, she's the senior editor at the Times Union Magazine Division in Albany, N.Y. She cares very much about news, Beyonce, the Internet, gin and tonic and that Vine of this one puppy who keeps falling asleep and smooshing his face on a pillow. Follow: @BriannaLSnyder or BriannaSnyder.com

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