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Monday, 19 May 2014 12:46

Vermont to label GMO content!

Written by  Team SCPA

Vermont is first to label GMOs, lawsuit threatened, Vermont ready to fight
Vermont is the first state in USA to require labeling of food products containing GMO (genetically modified organisms). Defying threats from Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed the bill into law on May 8, 2014. Grocery Manufacturers Association, which includes Monsanto, Dow, Coco-Cola and General Mills, confirmed on May 9,2014 that they intend to sue Vermont.
Vermont Right to Know GMOs:

The Washington Post:
Vermont just passed the nation's first GMO food labeling law. Now it prepares to get sued.
By Niraj Chokshi, May 9, 2014

Vermont on Thursday became the first state in the nation to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods.

Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) signed that mandate into law on Thursday afternoon, saying in a statement “we believe we have a right to know what’s in the food we buy.” The new law represents a significant victory for advocates who have for years pushed such measures at the state and local level. But there remains one more hurdle to overcome: a likely lawsuit.

There’s no guarantee of legal action, of course, but legislators, officials and advocates are preparing for the state to be sued over the new law. Last month, state Attorney General Bill Sorrell told Vermont Public Radio that he would be “very surprised” if the state isn’t sued. And officials were so sure of a challenge that the measure itself creates a $1.5 million legal defense fund, to be paid for with settlements won by the state. They think it’s coming, but they also say they’re ready.

Vermont is prepared to fight back

legal analysts say Vermont is likely to win lawsuit there are legions of people lining up to boycott Monsanto.

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