GMO labeling bill may expose Vermont to $8 million lawsuit

A GMO food-labeling bill overwhelmingly OK’d in the Senate this week may not inform consumers about what’s in their food. It will, however, expose Vermont to a possible $8 million lawsuit.

The Senate on Wednesday voted 28-2 in favor of an amended GMO bill that requires processed food manufacturers to label products suspected of containing genetically engineered ingredients.

Despite the bill’s lofty aims, labels on processed foods will say only that products “may be” partially produced with genetic engineering — leaving consumers in the dark on whether foods actually contain GMO.

During the Senate report on H.112 Tuesday, the bill’s chief backers were forced to clarify the point.

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