Forthcoming National GMO Labeling Law Leaves Manufacturers And Consumers In Limbo

Credit: Kathleen Masterson for VPR

Credit: Kathleen Masterson for VPR

President Obama is expected to sign a federal GMO labeling bill into law soon. This would nullify Vermont’s labeling law, as well as laws passed by Connecticut and Maine that have not been enacted yet — effective immediately.

And for now, Vermont’s Attorney General does not plan to take any legal action in response.

Attorney General William Sorrell says in recent weeks his office has researched multiple options, including the possibility of suing the federal government over its labeling bill.

“I don’t see that Vermont will be filing such a suit, based on the research that we’ve done to date. But there is every possibility that one or more consumer advocacy groups might well file suit,” says Sorrell.

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