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Food Industry Giants to Wage Legal Battle to Defeat Vermont's Landmark GMO Labeling Law


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Food Industry Giants to Wage Legal Battle to Defeat Vermont's Landmark GMO Labeling Law

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

As pro-labeling advocates were cheering Vermont's passage of a GMO labeling bill on Thursday, a powerful food industry lobbying group announced its plans to file a federal lawsuit to overturn the law.

Governor Peter Shumlin's signature yesterday marked a landmark moment as Vermont became the first state to enact a no-strings attached law mandating the labeling of genetically modified food and preventing GMO foods from being labeled as "natural."