President Signs National GMO Labeling Law, Nullifying Vermont Law


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President Barack Obama signed the federal GMO labeling law on Friday. The national law mandates that food manufacturers label most foods with GMO ingredients.

It has been criticized by supporters of Vermont’s law and others for allowing food manufacturers the option to use a scannable bar code instead of a text label.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has two years to write the new rules, but Vermont’s law is nullified immediately.

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