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Lawmakers expect legal challenge if Vermont’s GMO label bill passes

| | February 20, 2013
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Under a bill gaining support in the Statehouse, Vermont could be the first state in the nation to require labels on products made with genetically modified crops.

Lawmakers are trying to craft the measure so it can withstand an expected court challenge.

Windham Rep. Carolyn Partridge chairs the House Agriculture Committee. If the bill passes, she expects it to be challenged in court by biotech companies or trade associations. But Partridge says lawmakers have worked to hone the legislation to withstand the inevitable legal battle.

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