Judge Considers Halting VT GMO Labeling Law
One month after Vermont passed a law that would require GMO labeling on food, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and its cohorts filed suit, contesting the constitutionality of forcing companies to “convey messages they do not want to convey.” Early this January, Federal Judge Christina Reiss heard both sides. She inquired about the utility of a label that reads “may be produced with genetic engineering” when it is generally accepted that the vast majority of commodity crops are genetically modified. When the GMA attorney claimed that the labeling law is a result of consumer misinformation, Reiss declared the point irrelevant. Read more
Dan D’Ambrosio also reports for the Burlington (Vt.) Free Press.