"Trade Groups Sue VT over GMO Labeling Law"

"Four national organizations whose members would be affected by Vermont's new labeling law for genetically engineered foods filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court challenging the measure's constitutionality.

'Vermont's mandatory GMO labeling law — Act 120 — is a costly and misguided measure that will set the nation on a path toward a 50-state patchwork of GMO labeling policies that do nothing to advance the health and safety of consumers,' the Grocery Manufacturers Association said in a statement about the lawsuit.

'Act 120 exceeds the state's authority under the United States Constitution and in light of this GMA has filed a complaint in federal district court in Vermont seeking to enjoin this senseless mandate.'"

Nancy Remsen reports for the Burlington Free Press June 13, 2014.

Friday, June 13, 2014