Legislation that would make Vermont the first state in the country to require the labeling of food products that contain genetically modified organisms is moving its way through the Senate. The Senate Judiciary committee recently gave its unanimous support to this legislation. Under the bill, all food products that contain GMOs would have to be labeled beginning in July of 2016.
There was concern that some of the large food conglomerates would file a lawsuit over the bill and having a group of states involved in the legal defense would help lower expenses. But the Senate bill doesn’t contain this trigger mechanism.
Senate President John Campbell views the legislation as a consumer right-to-know issue. Campbell says the Senate bill doesn’t include the multi-state trigger because he’s confident that Vermont will win the lawsuit if the food producers sue the state.
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