David Zuckerman on Environment
Led legislation for GMO food labelling
Mirroring Bernie Sanders, Zuckerman has championed a $15 minimum wage, instituting a wealth tax on Vermont's richest residents, legalizing marijuana, and taking strong action on climate change.
While in the Legislature, he spearheaded legislation that made Vermont the first state in the nation to require food manufacturers to label products containing genetically modified ingredients.
Source: Vermont Digger on Vermont Legislative Voting Record
, Jan 13, 2020
Supports sustainable agriculture & diversified farms
Having served in the Vermont House for 14 years, I know firsthand how to get things done. I was a leader on many pieces of legislation during that time including; marriage equality, sustainable agriculture, raising the minimum wage, universal healthcare
, affordable housing, marijuana reforms, renewable energy and others.
While serving in the House I garnered respect from across the aisles. Democratic Speaker Gaye Symington appointed me as the Chair of Agriculture for 4 years and during that time we
improved water quality, economic opportunities for diversified farms, and worked towards long term stability for Vermont's dairy farmers.
As a small business owner, I understand the challenges of meeting payroll
obligations, producing product and selling it. My wife and I operate an organic vegetable and meat farm with 25 acres in vegetables, 1000 chickens and 25 pigs.
Source: Vote-USA.org on 2020 Vermont Gubernatorial race
, Nov 1, 2018
Led the effort to require GMO labeling
Q: Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Q: Do you support funding for improvements to Vermont's energy infrastructure?
Q: Do you support requiring labels on foods that have been genetically engineered or contain
genetically modified ingredients?
Yes. Zuckerman adds, "I led the effort to require GMO labeling and have been a leader in our transformation of our marijuana laws for many years. I plan to work towards regulation and taxation in the coming biennium."
Source: Vote Smart Vermont State 2014 Political Courage Test
, Nov 1, 2014
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